Author Michelle Holland and the New Forest Pony

A few years ago, a story made the rounds on the internet about the New Forest Pony being listed on the U.K.'s Rare Breeds Survival Trust , along with Clydesdale and Shire horses. Then, author Michelle Holland approached me about appearing here on the blog as she releases her second book for young adults. New Forest ponies ...

The Story Behind My Short Story “On Like Donkey Kong”

Introducing myself in the conference presentation with the book and branding. A version of this post ran in author Dorothy Callahan's newsletter. Enjoy! I’m a horse blogger who’s also writing a series of horse mysteries, but my first published crime story features donkeys. (more…)

Celebrating Sasscer Hill’s FLAMINGO ROAD

No horses in this photo, but stay tuned.  Photo courtesy Rhonda Lane I'm celebrating the debut of writer pal Sasscer Hill's first Fia McKee mystery novel FLAMINGO ROAD, published by St. Martin's Press, with posts here and over on my other blog. Each of my blog posts contain different stories, so you have to go ...

Upstaged in the Backstretch

On the backstretch of Saratoga's Oklahoma Training Track is Gary Contessa's training stable. On Tuesdays in August 2016, thoroughbred racehorse trainer Gary Contessa presented clinics on different aspects of horse racing. I attended his recent talk at his barn on the Oklahoma Training Track backstretch on Horse Psychology. A rapt audience soaked up his stories about ...