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Ground Manners. A Novel – Book Review

This handy review is curtesy of Carol M. Upton, who works with a number of amazing animal authors & media artists.

Ground Manners. A Novel“Learning that horses were butchered for meat left many people feeling raw and lied to, like suddenly finding out that your neighbour had barbecued your retriever or microwaved your cat. Like so many others, Yanne was clearly unaware that, whether for meat or other reasons, horses were slaughtered at all.” ~ Part Three, Chapter Four, p. 116

Slaughter, Erosion & Heritage

Ground Manners. A Novel is an innovative synthesis of adventure, romance and animal advocacy. Cynthia D’Errico has produced a compelling tale based on true stories about Canada’s horse slaughter industry, the dangers of continuing to ignore coastline erosion, and which features an especially intriguing thread on how le Canadien became both Quebec’s heritage breed and the National Horse of Canada.
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Jockey World – New Site and Online Academy

Jockey WorldThe racing scene has a newcomer on the track as Jockey World made its debut on the web this summer. Created by retired jockey Frank Lovato Jr., the site offers info & resources to those interested in a career (or just interested) in the racing industry.

Subscription Benefits

This is essentially a social network. You do have to subscribe to have access to most of the information, but it doesn’t require much beyond an email address & a name. Subscribing allows you to meet and mingle with industry experts, including jockeys, exercise riders, trainers – all willing to share their knowledge & experience.
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Wild Horses in Winds of Change – Review

This handy review is curtesy of Carol M. Upton, who works with a number of amazing animal authors & media artists.

Wild Horses in Winds of Change“How can they be other than legend, nature at her most eloquent? They speak of our most cherished longing. They speak of freedom.” ~ Mara LeGrand

Majesty in Motion

The opening scenes of Wild Horses in Winds of Change take us on an unforgettable journey into the souls of mustangs, portraying their freedom, sensitivity and delightful family units. It is a trail interwoven with our own freedom. This award-winning documentary stimulates awareness, offers fresh understanding of the wild horse crisis, and is a film for all who care about our planet’s fate.
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The Bone Trail Reviewed by Carol M. Upton

This handy review is curtesy of Carol M. Upton, who works with a number of amazing equine (& other animal) authors.

The Bone Trail“On the afternoon of the last day of Lindy Abraham’s life, she stood leaning against an old Jeep Cherokee, once red, now faded to kind of a dusky umber, rapping her heel impatiently against a tire. She waited in the Nevada desert in the middle of June; it was hot, and her peach colored cotton tank top stuck unpleasantly in the hollow between her narrow shoulders.” ~ Nell Walton

Hook, Line & Sinker

In The Bone Trail, Nell Walton hooks the reader from the very start. We can feel the unrelenting heat and isolation of the desert, and the vulnerability of those who venture there. I was immediately drawn into this exciting story about the disappearance of two wild horse advocates – mystery, thriller and romance all rolled into one.
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