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

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