Books · Chancey of the Maury River · Riding Fashion

♥♥ Smart Apps for Kids Likes Chancey App ♥♥

Thanks Smart Apps for Kids for a great review of the Chancey app! “Bottom line: Friendship, sparkling hooves, a Viking helmet and gobs of information about popular horse breeds will make any little reading filly (or colt) happy while playing this app.” Read the full review: http://www.smartappsforkids.com/2013/10/chancey-of-the-maury-river-review.html The Chancey of the Maury River app from… Continue reading ♥♥ Smart Apps for Kids Likes Chancey App ♥♥

Grace · Horse People

Conversations with the Silent by Katie Cerminara

I met Katie Cerminara through her work with Canine Adventure. We needed someone to care for Biscuit over a string of upcoming out-of-town engagements. And, Bub and I were both working so much that we thought Biscuit might like to get out of the house and onto the trail for some adventure walks. When Katie… Continue reading Conversations with the Silent by Katie Cerminara

Agriculture · Books · Horse People

Pony Power

Rarely, when reading about sustainable farming, does the discussion explore the use of horses on the 21st Century farm. This week, Nicola Smith, staff writer for the Valley News in New Hampshire featured author-farmer Stephen Leslie, who uses draft ponies instead of tractors on his farm. In her article, Horse Power Returns, Smith describes how… Continue reading Pony Power

Chancey of the Maury River · The Eclectic Horse

Coming Soon…Chancey of the Maury River App

I wrote Chancey of the Maury River (Candlewick Press) because I love horses. The friendship between our late horse, Albert, and my daughter inspired the first story.  Albert himself inspired so many folks, not only me. The second in the series, Macadoo of the Maury River, comes out this August. And, I'm having a total… Continue reading Coming Soon…Chancey of the Maury River App

Books · Poetry · Shows & Events

I Want to Be A Rodeo Rider

Cowboy Up! Ride the Navajo Rodeo by Nancy Bo Flood, Photography by Jan Sonnenmair Picture book, Ages 8 and up Boyds Mill Press/Wordsong, 2013 978-1-59078-893-6 Junior Library Guild Selection Have you ever opened a book just because you’re curious? Maybe the title or the cover grabs your attention. Isn’t it often a question that makes… Continue reading I Want to Be A Rodeo Rider

Books · Horse Care · Shows & Events

Hay, here’s a great summer barn book!

Horse: The Essential Guide for Young Equestrians by Rosie Stoddard and Phillip Marshall 2008, Candlewick Press Ages 6-9 Grades 1-4 ISBN: 9780763635473 With the end of the school year well within sight, thoughts turn to summer - camp, road trips, and long days at the barn. Horse: The Essential Guide for Young Equestrians makes a… Continue reading Hay, here’s a great summer barn book!

The Eclectic Horse

Speaking of Ponies

Yesterday's post about the brave-hearted Angel got me thinking about that superpony Theodore O'Connor, who departed this world in 2008. A 14.1 hand Thoroughbred, Arabian, Shetland cross, Teddy competed in eventing at elite levels. I love watching this video of Karen O'Connor's 2007 Rolex Kentucky cross country trip with Teddy. He became the first pony… Continue reading Speaking of Ponies