Do you love horses and also love to read?


Now we can obsess about both together! (While staying apart.)

Introducing HN Reads, the monthly book club vodcast where clever horse people talk about books, horses and other solitary pursuits of happiness.

In this month’s episode, Horse Network arts and culture columnist Gretchen Lida speaks with authors Ginger Gaffney (Half Broke), Susanna Forrest (The Age of the Horse) and Anne Clermont (Learning to Fall) on their books, the pitfalls of writing about horses and the literary road ahead. Riveting conversation awaits!

Like what you heard? All titles featured in this episode of HN Reads are available on and in fine book stores everywhere!

About the books

Half Broke is the life-affirming memoir of a top ranked horse trainer that offers profound insight into the fascinating ways both horses and humans seek relationships to survive. Author Ginger Gaffney, MFA is an author, a horse trainer, and a teacher of riding and writing.

The Age of the Horse is dubbed an essential book for anyone who’s ever been captivated by horses. Exploring the enduring connection between humans and Equus caballus, equestrian expert Susanna Forrest presents a unique, sweeping panorama of the animal’s prominent role in societies around the world and across time.

Set in Northern California against a stunning backdrop of coastal hills and valleys, Learning to Fall, the debut novel of unlikely author Anne Clermont, is about discovering how to let go―and how to hang on with your heart.