Barbara Ellin Fox 

Romance, Adventure & Horses


About Barbara

As a professional for fifty-plus years, Barbara Ellin Fox is the past director of the Fox School of Horsemanship, and a former Regional Supervisor for United States Pony Clubs, the largest equestrian educational organization in the world.

Barbara is an advocate for America’s wild horses. The government captured her personal horse, Reno, in the mountains of Northern Nevada. She has worked with horse whisperers and round pen trainers since 1995, and spent time with wild horse gatherer, Steve Harris. Barbara also advocates rehabilitation to second careers for racehorses.

Thousands of instructors and students who seek knowledge in the equestrian business follow Barbara’s blog, The Riding Instructor. An equestrian historian, Barbara’s blog, U.S. Horsemanship, preserves the history of horsemanship in America.

In 1969 Barbara had her first byline in a local horse newspaper, The MoKan Horseman. Since then she has written curriculum for horse programs, newsletters for horse associations, and articles for local horse newspapers. She is a compulsive writer, whether she writes fiction or non-fiction about horses, dogs, her family’s genealogy, or is blogging and journaling.

In 2015 Barbara retired to write fiction based on equestrian heroes and heroines. She weaves her extensive background with horses and their people into exciting stories about happily ever after for men, women and horses.

Having grown up on Long Island, New York, then living in Texas, Colorado, and Arizona, Barbara’s unique story viewpoint is East meets West. She currently lives in the Midwest with her husband. Her two daughters and two granddaughters live nearby. 

Barbara is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Romance Writers of America, ACFW-DFW Ready Writers, and  Faith, Hope, and Love Christian Writers.

More about Barbara's writing journey.

Barbara is represented by Linda S. Glaz of Hartline Literary Agency

Latest Articles

Love horse movies? Me, too! Signup for my newsletter and I'll tell you about my favorites.