Ireland’s Forgotten Cowboys

Ireland’s Forgotten Cowboys Horse & Rider Living (HRL) is pleased to announce the publication of “Ireland’s Forgotten Cowboys,” a featured article authored by CuChullaine O’Reilly, founder of the Long Riders Guild.  Cowboys are as American as apple pie, but few of us know where that pie originated.  O’Reilly has enlightened HRL readers as to the…

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Book Review: “If I Ran the Horse Show”

Book Review: “If I Ran the Horse Show” by Bonnie Worth with illustrations by Aristides Ruiz and Joe Mathieu. This lovely 48-page children’s book – recommended for beginning readers ages 6-8 – is a wonderful overview of how a horse show is run, popular horse breeds, horse anatomy, tack, and horsemanship terminology. In fact, it’s…

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Book Review: “Horses Adored and Men Endured” by Susan Friedland

Book Review: Horses Adored and Men Endured – A memoir of falling and getting back up by Susan Friedland Reviewed by Lisa Graham-Peterson If you were at all wondering what you’d find between the covers of this book, look no further than the title. There are no secret themes, but there are plenty of characters…

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Book Review: Mustang – From Wild Horse to Riding Horse by Vivian Gabor

Book Review: Mustang – From Wild Horse to Riding Horse by Vivian Gabor Reviewed by Lisa Graham-Peterson For many equine enthusiasts, the iconic image of the US West isn’t a chap in chaps on a dusty town road. It’s a herd of wild mustangs kicking up dust as they fill the horizon with magic. Nothing…

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Book Review: Desert Rose, an Arabian Horse Novel

Book Review: Desert Rose, an Arabian Horse Novel By co-authors Victoria Hardesty and Nancy Perez Review by Deanie Humphrys-Dunne Esteban Garcia owned a sprawling estate in Apple Valley, California. The home was lovely, with Spanish style architecture, gardens, a caretaker’s cottage, and a barn with five horses. Desert Rose was one of those. She was…

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Book Review: The Mountain Lion of Crab Lake (Crab Lake Tales)

Book Review: The Mountain Lion of Crab Lake (Crab Lake Tales) Written by David Mulford Review by Deanie Humphrys-Dunne I’ve read other books by David Mulford in his Crab Lake Tales series and the Mountain Lion of Crab Lake did not disappoint. In this delightful tale, the adorable Pudgey Bear was petrified when he heard…

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Book Review: The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse by Charlie Mackesy

Book Review: The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse by Charlie Mackesy Reviewed by Lisa Graham-Peterson Children have very big questions – about the universe, about feelings, about things seen and unseen. Grown-ups answer with facts, seizing every chance for a “teaching moment” but not realizing they’re really not answering at all. Children…

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Book review: Desperado: an Arabian Horse Novel

Book Review: Desperado: an Arabian Horse Novel (Wonder Horse Series, Book 3) Written by Victoria Hardesty and Nancy Perez Reviewed by Deanie Humphrys-Dunne Desperado: an Arabian Horse Novel is another riveting story by talented co-authors, Victoria Hardesty and Nancy Perez; the third in their Wonder Horse series. In this fascinating saga, you’ll meet a beautiful Arabian…

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Book Review of La Duquesa: an Arabian Horse Novel

Book Review of La Duquesa: an Arabian Horse Novel (Wonder Horse Series, Book 2) Written by Victoria Hardesty and Nancy Perez Reviewed by Deanie Humphrys-Dunne La Duquesa is a fascinating novel about a gorgeous Arabian horse searching for the perfect person with whom to share her life. At first, the beautiful young horse was blessed…