Books & Film

What That Whinny Means

We all get excited when our horses whinny our way. The very idea that it demonstrates affection, or anticipation of our arrival, or is even merely a polite greeting between friends, is gratifying. After all, we want closeness with our equine partners and a sense of…

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3 Films to Watch with Mom

Many of us became horse crazy because of our mothers, aunts, grandmothers, or another female figure who swept in and encouraged us into a saddle. They threw us up on horses and bought us bright yellow boxes with Breyer models inside. They drove us to lessons…

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Emotional Camouflage

Half Broke by Ginger Gaffney documents the first year and a half the author spent working with fifty residents and the horses they care for at a prison re-sentencing facility. **** The men and women from the livestock team are sitting on tables and benches placed under the shelter…

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