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Lynn Reardon – Horse Author Interview

Another interesting guest post from Eleanor D. Van Natta over at Sage By Nature, an interview with author Lynn Reardon. Thanks to Eleanor for the great interview questions and be sure to check out more of her own writing on her horse blog.

Beyond the Homestretch: What I've Learned from Saving RacehorsesLynn Reardon is Executive Director of LOPE (LoneStar Outreach to Place Ex-racers); LOPE partners with the Texas racetracks to help find race horses new homes through its online services and adoption ranch facility. Lynn is also the author of the newly released book, “Beyond the Homestretch: What I’ve Learned from Saving Racehorses”.

Tell us a little about yourself for those who haven’t yet read the book
I grew up in the DC metro area, a true child of the suburbs. No one in my family rode (or even were interested in horses). I didn’t learn to ride until I was an adult, taking group riding lessons at large barns. Although I was a nervous rider, I really wanted to improve (but my small budget kept me from lots of lessons).
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Pamela DeMuth – Horse Author Interview

This week we have something different from Eleanor D. Van Natta over at Sage By Nature, an interview with author Pamela DeMuth. Thanks to Eleanor for the great interview questions and be sure to check out more of her own writing on her horse blog.

The Spirit of Horsemanship: Natural Training though Feel for Harmony with Your HorsePamela DeMuth is an artist, coach, writer, and published author of “The Spirit of Horsemanship: Natural Training though Feel for Harmony with Your Horse”.

Tell us a little about yourself for those who haven’t yet read the book.
I came to horses at a young age via an inborn passion and to horsemanship years later, after purchasing a particularly difficult young horse. The love of Zorro sent me on a quest for information in order to better communicate with him. After a degree of success from my studies, I found myself in a rut. Eventually I found Ray Hunt, the teacher of horsemanship through feel, timing, and balance. Later Brent Graef and other teachers who were willing to share their knowledge and skills.
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I Am The Black Steed

Thanks to Eleanor D. Van Natta over at Sage By Nature for this festive poem. Be sure to check out more of her writing on her horse blog.

Headless Horseman

The following poem, one which I crafted just in time for Halloween, is based on Washington Irving’s fictional story, “The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow”. This short story that gained great fame and popularity is set in late 1700’s New York in a Dutch settlement named Sleepy Hollow.
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Mark Rashid Book Review – Life Lessons From A Ranch Horse

Thanks to Eleanor D. Van Natta over at Sage By Nature for this guest book review. Be sure to check out more of her writing on her horse blog.

Life Lessons From A Ranch HorseHere is the second book review for a book written by Mark Rashid. I found that once I finish one book, I get a craving for another one that he wrote! Fortunately, he has written several…

Title: Life Lessons From A Ranch Horse
Publisher and Year Published: Johnson Books, 2003

Book Summary

Rashid’s fourth book is about his relationship with a special horse named Buck. Rashid gleans a lot of information about handling horses and life from the relationship and experiences with this particular equine partner. His horse calmly, patiently, and persistently challenges him to become a better trainer and ultimately, a better person.

He reminds us that great teachers are not just of the human kind.

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