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  • Canter With a Killer (For a Fun Read)!

    Canter With a Killer (For a Fun Read)!

    Debut Author Spotlight Today the spotlight is on author Amber Camp, whose debut cozy mystery novel Canter With a Killer just released. You’ll want to add her book to your “To Be Read” (TBR) pile right away and add another copy to give as a gift. Her story appeals to horse/animals lovers and mystery readers…

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  • Thoroughbred Makeover: Ex-racer to Sports Horse Saves the Breed?

    Thoroughbred Makeover: Ex-racer to Sports Horse Saves the Breed?

    Before and After: Who Doesn’t Love a Great Makeover Story? People are addicted to transformation stories: the outdated tear-down house that becomes a showplace, the wallflower Plain Jane who wins a beauty contest and outsmarts everyone, the company that soars to mega-stardom with the right business model. That’s why people are addicted to HGTV shows,…

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  • Try a Little Hygge This Winter Season

    Try a Little Hygge This Winter Season

    What’s Hygge? How to Love (Tolerate) Winter for Those Who Hate It Hygge? No, it is not a Scottish dish or the name of a character from Game of Thrones. It is a mindset or way of thinking embraced by people especially in the northern climes of Denmark and Sweden. The best English translation for…

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  • What Happened When I Left the Hose On for Two Days…

    What Happened When I Left the Hose On for Two Days…

    Have you ever turned on the hose, left the water running, and forgot about it? Confession time! I know my horse owner friends can relate to this. How many of you have gone to fill the water trough and forgot about it? Well, last week I turned on the hose to fill our backyard ornamental…

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  • HORSE DIVORCE: Breaking Up is Hard to Do (So WHY Make it Harder?)

    HORSE DIVORCE: Breaking Up is Hard to Do (So WHY Make it Harder?)

    The Decision to Sell a Horse is Not Unlike a Break-up Five Questions you need to explore in order to avoid FOBU (Fear of Breaking Up) or other guilt trips arising from decisions to quit, walk away, or move on I have only sold three horses in my whole life of horse ownership. I worry…

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  • Hate Wasting Money on Horse Products that Don’t Work? Read This…

    Hate Wasting Money on Horse Products that Don’t Work? Read This…

    Horse Hacks, Snacks, and Tack: What’s Working for Me and My Horse Every horse owner has experienced the frustration of purchasing a piece of equipment, a supplement, or other equine merchandise only to discover that the promised advantages of said product did NOT deliver. We all hate to throw away our horse-budget dollars, so that’s…

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  • Kissing Spine is “Not a Death Sentence”: One Owner’s Journey to Recovery

    Kissing Spine is “Not a Death Sentence”: One Owner’s Journey to Recovery

    Our Guest on Horses, Hope, and Healing: Emily Goldstein, entrepreneur and equestrian, talks about her healing journey The topic for today is the management of the condition known as Kissing Spine. ((See previous post My Aching Back, here.)) More and more horses are diagnosed with this condition. For some, it is asymptomatic or can be…

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  • How to Choose Who We Help…Or Do We?

    How to Choose Who We Help…Or Do We?

    Does a Doctor Ask First if the Patient Deserves Treatment? An interesting question came up in our family the other day…the question of who “deserves” help, or more specifically, why help some people when it will do no good? My daughter is completing a surgical residency and told us about spending long hours in the…

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  • Author Spotlight – “Inspirational With an Edge!” (TM)

    Author Spotlight – “Inspirational With an Edge!” (TM)

    Pamela S. Thibodeaux, Author and Rule-breaker When I first ran across Pamela’s tagline “Inspirational With an Edge,” (TM) I wanted to learn more. Some authors of “sweet” or “clean romance” will shy away from uncomfortable social situations, bad language, and edgy topics in their stories (arguably by doing so they run the risk of losing…

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