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My guest is Ann Campanella author of Motherhood Lost and Found. In this award-winning memoir, author and poet Ann Campanella returns to her home state of North Carolina ready to build a farm and start a family. Her foundation is shaken when she experiences multiple miscarriages at the same time her mother spirals into Alzheimer's. Ann’s connection to horses sustains her as her window of motherhood begins to close. As her mother’s memory fades, Ann receives a final miracle. Listen to Ann as she shares her emotional journey.  

Direct download: Motherhood_Lost_and_Found_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:34pm EST

In this episode, we meet F.J Thomas an author, horsewoman and healthcare worker. F.J shares her journey towards a healthier lifestyle where her choices have made a profound difference on not just her physical, but mental health as well. A cowgirl at heart, F.J. Thomas resides in east Tennessee on a horse farm with a menagerie of horses, cats, and dogs. Working full time in the healthcare industry, F.J. spends the rest of her time judging open horse shows and competing in anything from hunt seat to barrel racing and ranch events every chance she gets.

A multi-genre author, F.J. started writing in high school and never looked back. A romance and short story author with Solstice Publishing, she has a new children's book releasing in 2016 under the name Jewel Thomas and has written articles that have appeared in America's Horse, Horse & Ranch Magazine, and Hoofbeats.

In addition to writing and riding, F.J. also founded Cowgirls With Curves. Her real life pursuit of the cowgirl lifestyle has provided plenty of first-hand experience and inspiration for writing.

 

Direct download: F.K_Thomas_Cowgirls_with_Curves__mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:14pm EST

After the loss of her beloved father , Eileen Doyon decided to deal with her grief through journaling. Eventually, that journaling resulted in not just her healing, but a book -  Unforgettable Faces & Stories: Dedications: Dads and Daughters (Daughters Remembering Their Dads Who Served in the Military. Today Eileen’s mission….is to help others talk about their loved ones who have passed and to tell their stories of their own personal keepsakes. 

Direct download: Eileen_Doyon_unforgetable_Faces_Stories__01_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:24pm EST

Many if not most women have been locked in a battle with their bodies for as long as they can remember. And when it comes to riding horses, they drag their arsenal of self-doubt with them every time they step into the saddle. Some quit riding completely. Others ride, but are frustrated by their lack of progress as riders or what they see as poor performance. They succumb to silent self-torment as they wonder how they look, what others think, and whether they have any business on the back of a horse if their jeans feel a little too tight.

Listen to Melinda's interview as she shares excerpts from her latest book. 

Direct download: Melinda_Folse_Riding_Through_Thick_Thin_01_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:04am EST

Sarah George is an authentic young woman who 'tells it like it is" in her equestrian circle. She shares her raw experiences with barn bullying. A refreshing young perspective of the horse world on YouTube!

Direct download: Sarah_George_Equestrain_Blogger_01_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:58am EST

Camie Widmer is a young entrepreneur with a dream. She noticed that there was a hole in the horse tack market and filled that void with her new on-line tack shop the Performance Pony Company (http://www.performancepony.com)

 

Direct download: Performance_Pony_20160622T143737.475642_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:16pm EST

The Centauride:Riding for DV Awareness is a four year horseback journey around the US to raise awareness and support for domestic violence victims and survivors.  Meredith Cherry and her palomino horse Apollo will travel to 49 capitals and countless Domestic Violence centers, women’s shelters, schools and community centers to bring awareness about this “silent epidemic” and to provide hope to women dealing with the effects of DV in their own lives.

Meredith and Apollo will be travelling on a planned route of approximately 14,000 miles.  This will be the 1st ride to all 48 states to be made by a woman... and the 3rd attempt ever (two similar rides were successfully completed in early 1900’s).  They are scheduled to begin this epic journey on October 1, 2016 and complete the ride in 2020.  Their extensive preparations have been going on for over two years already, including training, fitness, planning, and otherwise working to be prepared for a horseback ride that will take as long as earning a college degree, over a route of 5 times the coast-to-coast distance.

Meredith has been riding horses for 20 years, and has a B.S. in Equine Science from Colorado State University.  She is a DV survivor.  Her experiences working as a wrangler in the Colorado Rockies and horse trekking in India should help her be prepared for the challenges and conditions she and Apollo will be facing on this journey.

Apollo is a 7 year old Peruvian Paso-Mustang palomino gelding.  He is being trained using Parelli Natural Horsemanship techniques. He is excellent at liberty work on the ground, such as following Meredith without a lead rope through obstacle courses in arena. He is extremely clever and has the spirit, stamina and smarts needed to travel this great distance.

Please support Meredith through her blog-http://www.centauride.org.

Direct download: Meredith_Cherry_Centauride_Riding_01_01_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:06pm EST

Laura Wolfe is back as my guest with her new book a children's horse book - Henrietta's Hoof Polish. Henrietta will do almost anything to fit in with the fancy horses next door. But when her plan to be discovered at the annual Blue Ribbon Horse Show does not work out as intended, Henrietta realizes that the grass may be the greenest in her own pasture. Suggested age range for readers: 3-8

Laura Wolfe is also the proud Finalist in the 2016 Indie Next Generation Indie Book Awards—First Novel category. Her picture book, Henrietta's Hoof Polish, was published in 2016 by Guardian Angel Publishing.

Laura is a lover of animals and nature. When she is not writing, she can be found playing games with her highly-energetic kids, riding horses, growing vegetables in her garden, or spoiling her rescue dog. She lives in her home state of Michigan with her husband, son, and daughter.

Laura's YA mystery, Trail of Secrets (Book 1, Dark Horse Series) (Fire and Ice, 2015), was named as a Finalist in the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards—First Novel category.  Laura holds a BA in English from the University of Michigan and a JD from DePaul University. She is an active member of multiple writing groups, including Sisters in Crime, International Thriller Writers, and the SCBWI.

 
Direct download: Laura_Wolfe_Childrens_BookEdited_20160526T125241.244803_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:14pm EST

Lissa Oliver is an award winning horseracing journalist and has written three novels. Born in London, she has lived in Kildare, Ireland, since 1988 and writes for The Irish Field, International Thoroughbred, European Bloodstock News, Trainer Magazine, and Australian magazines Racetrack and Track To Track, among many others. She is an Executive Officer of the Irish Writers' Union and serves on the Board of Directors of the Irish Copyright Licensing Association. Lissa lives with her husband and large menagerie of pets who include Brenda the dog, Gary the bullock and Leitmotif, retired racehorse.

A great interview with a very interesting and talented woman. Give it a listen!

Direct download: Lissa_Oliver_Author_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:29am EST

SayWhoa! is a Revolutionary product which promotes the digestive flow assisting with normal bowel movements. Horses may become dehydrated and impacted by simple acts of weather changes, feeding, and exercise.  SayWhoa!  promotes the normal flow of digestion and assists in the elimination of retained stool.

Hailed as a miracle in a bottle, Say Whoa! has a following of loyal fans with fervent testimonials. One of the most famous Monty Roberts, the Horse Whisperer. Developed three years ago by Reba Martinez.  All natural product that helps relieve horse colic, fecal impaction, sand, gas, spasmodic or watery stools.

Direct download: Reba_Martiness_Say_Whoa_mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:34am EST