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My Books

Sometimes a Woman Needs a Horse
(Seeing God at Work in the Search for Partnership)

    9781629526676_xlgThe original publisher closed down in January of 2014, and I decided to re-publish with Xulon Press. The revised second edition has a new cover, but it is the same story, with a few changes here and there and a shorter subtitle. Working on the revision was a humbling experience as I remembered all that God had done in my life through my love of I learned to train Fanny, a headstrong Appaloosa mare, as I enjoyed the Competitive Trail Rides, and as I met Sally Swift and experienced the amazing influence of her Centered Riding principles. Through the details, experiences and principles of the horse and rider relationship, I discovered that horse training and Christian discipleship have many parallels!
    Sometimes a Woman Needs a Horse was reviewed by Denise McAllister for the literary site: Story Circle Network at The Story Circle Network focuses on reviews and discussions of books about women's lives.
    The book's first edition was awarded First Runner-up in the Legacy Nonfiction category of the Eric Hoffer Awards for 2009.


MARES! (ya gotta love em)
Fifty Stories to aid & inspire mare owners

    db_marescvr20Dealing with a mare can be frustrating, and I've had experience with several! I compiled this book about mares...but its about women  too, and the essence of being female. Learn about Territorial Mares from Julie  Goodnight and Gender Training from Dr. Ron Meredith. Share the experiences of 36  other mare owners who share a delightful look at the special qualities of mares  who have touched their hearts. Glimpse treasured moments between horse and  human as they learn together and from each other, sharing the struggle and joy  of building trust, respect, good communication and mutual dependence.  My own story about Lady is included, with an explanation of how she was the  inspiration for this book!   


How to Order...

    Click on the covers above or head over to Both books are available there and at other retail sites, in both soft  cover and eBook formats, in the U.S. and other countries as well. Also available  from the publisher, Xulon Press. If anyone prefers a signed copy for themselves  or for a gift, please email me at and I will  send you an invoice.


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All 39 writers in the MARE book are listed below: Well known horse trainer Julie Goodnight (Colorado) and Dr. Ron Meredith of Meredith Manor Equestrian Centre (West Virginia). Missouri writers include Marita Wassman of Ride On St. Louis, Pamela Erb, Elizabeth L. Jones, and Helen Farley. Illinois writers include Connie Owens of the Illinois Horse Network; AnnMarie Cross of Crosswinds Equine Rescue; H. Lynette Partridge-Schneider, a massage therapist, judge and appraiser; Debbie Antognoli, also a massage therapist for humans and horses; Jenny McCormick-Friehs; Michelle Corvallis; Jennifer Appleton; Dianne Doll; Kate Witas; Jim Hayes; Linda Zavada; Jean Reinhardt; Sarah Bower; Donna Vogt of Trinity Hill Farm; Janet Hill (deceased 8-08); Lisa Waltrip; Jackie King of Indian Hills thoroughbred breeding farm; Dawn Hadfield; and Cynthia M. Medina, a retired jockey. Other writers include: Monica Gay (Minnesota), Betsy McGee Rice (Ohio), Kendra Boyer (California), Erin Landers (Georgia), Lisa Dennis (North Carolina), Cathy Robinson and Sylvia Roper (South Carolina), Doreen Davis (Iowa), Denise Pederson (Canada), Cherie Duggan (Michigan), Susan Pisarri (New York), Mary Wynn Craig (Alabama), and Jane Marie Allen Farmer (Mississippi).

Thanks, Betsy.


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