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

Clay Harlin’s Truth about Soring

All too often, the subject of soring is met with stonewalling by others, for various reasons. They’re ashamed of the practice; they justify it by the idea of “It’s always been done;” they deny it’s being done; they clamp their … Continue reading

Sound Horse Conference March 28 and 29 2014

Friends of Sound Horses (FOSH) will hold its 2014 conference in Brentwood, Tennessee. There will be panels and presentations, four of which will be “Making a Good Living with Walking Horses 2014 and Beyond;” “The Future of Walking Horse Competitions;” … Continue reading

New Connie Holt Book: Cross of Gold Road

Last fall I was just finishing the third Connie Holt novel when my publisher informed me  it was closing its doors. Writers come to depend on their publishers and cut adrift, often flounder. But I had put too much work into novel … Continue reading