How Do They See? Fly masks come in all sorts of shapes and colors. Some are made from net. In my opinion

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We all have our bug-a-boos, or things that will stop us from reading a story. For me, it’s certain words related to

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Sometimes, even on very nice days, Reno has to spend a few hours during the afternoon in his stall because, um, just

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Thirty-nine years ago today an Arabian filly of royal parentage was born in Poland. *Arosa’s sire, *El Paso, was the US and

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My blog intention isn’t to write lots of reviews but I read another good story that I want to share with you,

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Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens has sold an awesome 4.5 million copies, and in 2019 sold more copies than any

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It’s always exciting to discover an author you love has begun a new series. I love Tina Radcliffe’s stories, so Finding the

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I’m excited to tell you about a book, Three Little Things, I recently read written by debut author, Patti Stockdale. There is

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Anyone who has animals knows that sooner or later you must face end of life issues. It’s especially hard when the time

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There are so many creatives in my family and extended family that if you can’t design, make, or at least improve a

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A Heart Surrendered by Joy K. Massenburge is so much more than a romance. Sharonda Peterson’s life doesn’t belong to her. Her

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A Sweet Small-Town Romance Erin Dearborn finds her solitude and creative expression weaving beautiful baskets from natural material. It’s a hobby she

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My first experience with wild horses came more than 20 years ago in Arizona when I worked with a horse whisperer who

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The spray painted 90 foot Norway Spruce at my Grandmother’s farm in 1949. A man stands at the base. December first naturally

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A recent afternoon at a rodeo planted Willie Nelson’s song “My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys” firmly in my brain. Early Cowboys

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Who doesn’t love to read a new Christmas story? I look forward all year for the Christmas Read season to begin. And

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Knowing how to talk about the size of a horse might seem like a mundane topic but a writer should know certain trigger

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Recently I did a presentation called “Horses for Writers” for  my local ACFW chapter.  As I prepared, I was amazed at the

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In 1969, before there were certifications for riding instructors, I graduated from a riding program in Maryland, certified to teach riding and

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Organic Writing Organic writing is described as ‘seat of the pants’ writing where story falls out of the pen possibly leading down

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I live by plans, whether it is the future with the horses, teaching riding, training, or writing. I have a plan for

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Horse whisperers learn to recognize and reward “try.” What is “Try” “Try” is the smallest, sometimes almost imperceptible, effort the horse makes

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Have you ever considered how addicting the hunger for time is? We cannot influence how much time we’re given, yet it’s one

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When I was a kid and wanted to learn to ride, I spent hours practicing not just for a summer but year

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I just finished book two in Terri Blackstock’s most recent If I Run series. I reread the first book titled If I Run,

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What’s in a Name? I’ve mentioned in my post Horse Whisperer, What Does it Mean? the label horse whisperer was glamorized by

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I spent the day working with my Pinterest boards in preparation for writing a post about how I use this media for

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If you like horses and cowboys (and cowgirls) you’ll enjoy Tina Radcliffe’s new book, Falling for the Cowgirl. But cowgirls and horses

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While I am writing each day, a myriad of unresolved questions swarm my mind. Should I pursue traditional publishing? What about Indy?

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Reno is my BLM mustang who was captured by the government during the horrendous Calico round-up in Northern Nevada. In fact, his

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In the 2007 movie “Wild Hogs” four middle aged suburban men take a motorcycle road trip to California on a search to

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Morning in the barn is a favorite time for me. I love the sounds and the interaction with the animals. Hoping to

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 When did I first love horses? Not exactly a burning question for anyone other than myself, but every now and then, when I survey

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Capi is a 17.1 hand Percheron horse who weighs 1850 pounds.  That means he’s one inch taller at his withers (front part

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Has desperation ever driven you to try something new? When you’re well educated in your field and you’ve been at your craft

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As writers we are told to discover or determine our character’s worst fear. Is she afraid of losing someone? Losing a job?

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Being labeled a horse whisperer has not always been good for the person or the horse. In the 17th century there was

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What is a Dressage Test? A dressage test is a performance done by a horse and rider. There is a prescribed pattern

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Rather than computer games or TV, reading is my entertainment, and I become frustrated when I can’t find a book to crawl

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Writing the end should be a peak among peaks for a writer but the problem with mountains is they rise out of

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Time is suspended between Christmas and the New Year. It’s intended for dreaming, reorganization, evaluation.  Since it’s part of the holiday season,

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I Choose to Laugh There are days that I sit back and laugh (yes out loud) at myself, because crying would be

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I’ve been diligently working on a book proposal to send to prospective literary agents. This, I can tell you, is no small

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The view from my office window says it’s one of those gloomy sorts of days. Cloudy. Not with white puffy clouds that

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