Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Deadly Heritage by Toni Leland

Deadly Heritage has horses, mystery and romance. This 2008 novel by Toni Leland features Kellie, a Quarter Horse breeder who has an unknown enemy attacking her horses. The new sheriff in town, Ed, is her old flame and he has secrets of his own.The suspense builds when her daughter is taken and fire breaks out at the Oklahoma ranch.

For more about Toni and her books, visit her site at http://tonileland.com/

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Wild Ones by Leigh Goodison

Wild Ones by Leigh Goodison is a wonderful coming of age story about a teen named Breeze who is bounced around in foster care after her mother's death and lands in a state run school for girls. At Stark School she finally makes friends and feels like she has found a home, but then she is uprooted again. A couple who run an Oregon ranch take her in but the ranch is out in the middle of nowhere and Breeze makes plans to somehow get back to Stark. Then disaster strikes and Breeze realizes she must stay and help.

This is not really a horse story but horses are included in the setting and plot lines. It is well written and keeps the reader guessing what obstacle Breeze will encounter next.

Visit the author's site at http://www.leighgoodison.com/home

Monday, May 12, 2014

Starting the Colt (A YA novel)

Starting the Colt by Jan Young is a coming of age novel about a boy named Ben who must decide between following his father's advice on horse training (buck them out) or a man named Fred who has a gentler way that involves gaining the colt's trust. He also learns he must make his own decisions, even if risky.

Set in Nevada, the author describes the buckaroos life with wonderful details. This book will be enjoyed by kids and adults alike.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation for Animals

Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation for Animals by Susan E. Davis, PT is a great resource for the pet owner. If your beloved dog or cat – or horse - becomes injured or develops a disease, this book will help you understand what physical therapy may be involved. Of course your veterinarian will be you first guide to helping heal your pet, but this detailed book covers evaluation through treatments in its 11 chapters. It will help you understand the process and offers insights to a variety of treatments including laser, swimming and ground exercises, and chiropractic and massage therapies.

Susan Davis is a licensed physical therapist who includes examples of pets she has treated and activities at home that will enhance your pet’s recovery. She describes medical conditions in terms that a pet owner can understand and even includes a couple sketches of anatomy as well as a resource appendix.

Visit the author’s website at http://www.joycareonsite.com/