Many Animal Rights and Animal Industries Clamor for USDA to Restore Vital Information to its Site

Recently I met a person at a social event who knows a lot about the soring of Tennessee Walking Horses. He is not a sorer himself, far from it. I told him I write about it, a blog and fiction. I paused, hoping he … Continue reading

The Story of War Horse: A Book, A Film, and Finally a Huge Puppet

A member of my family who has ridden horses and loves all things horses gave me a DVD entitled Making War Horse which I watched right away. But I had never read the famous children’s book of the same title. Things at home … Continue reading

A Golden Opportunity Lost

In the January 13, 2017 issue of USA Today, everyone who loves horses and cares what happens to them was  heartened to see this headline: “USDA Announces Strict Changes to End Soring of Tennessee Walking Horses.” The struggle to end … Continue reading

Their Proud Hoofs, He Trots the Air, and Cross of Gold Road

Several years ago, I was ensconced in my upstairs office tapping out my third volume in the Connie Holt Mystery Series. It was to be called Cross of Gold Road. This was my third book with my traditional publisher, and I was comfortable … Continue reading

Cancel Walking Horse Show Columbia Tennessee April 24-25

This show used to be held in Panama City, Florida, but failed this year due to the backlash from people who hate soring, the torture of horses to achieve the grotesque movement known as the Big Lick. Now the backers are holding the … Continue reading