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The Equine Faculty of Reedley College

by Jim Mulligan


We all know that Reedley College is the gem of the Valley when it comes to programs for everyone from students right out of high school to grandmothers who want to hone their ceramics skills. Students choose the beautiful, rural setting of Reedley College to get a start on their bachelor’s degrees, to learn highly technical and sought after job skills such as welding or diesel mechanics, to learn how to maintain and fly planes, and to increase their knowledge base in order to make a career change.

Heart of The Horse Therapy Ranch

by Lorie Lewis Ham


This week we are interviewing Guy Adams, the executive director of Heart of Horse Therapy Ranch just outside of Clovis, California where they use horses to provide therapy to people with all types of disabilities. He and his wife Carey started the Ranch. Video interview with Guy at the end of this post about their new program for Veterans.

The Trojan Colt By Mike Resnick: Review/Giveaway

by Cynthia Chow


Former Chicago and Cleveland police detective, Eli Paxton, is watching the overdue bills pile up in his Cincinnati private detective office when he receives a call from Bill Striker, the owner of an extremely prosperous detective agency who has a referral that Paxton cannot refuse. It should be an easy job–babysitting and body-guarding the first yearling of Trojan, a Derby-winning Horse of the Year worth over forty-five million dollars. Without even running a race Trojan's colt is expected to sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars at the Keeneland Summer Sale and his breeding ability to produce winners could be worth millions.

The Dogs of Proud Spirit by Melanie Sue Bowles: Book Review

by Carol M. Upton



Proud Spirit sanctuary began with one horse in need on five acres in rural Florida and evolved into a 320-acre facility in Arkansas, where nearly 200 horses have come to live out their lives in peace. Melanie and Jim Bowles are the founders of Proud Spirit and this book offers incredible stories about the dogs that have also found their forever home at the sanctuary.

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