We have a pair of animal related mysteries this week and one of them even involves Christmas-Paws to Remember by Sofie Kelly & Trotting Into Trouble by Amber Camp. Details at the end of this post on how to enter to win a copy of both books and links to purchase them from Amazon at the end of each review--you may not see those links if you have adblocker.
Mallory has fulfilled a lifelong dream of operating a horse rescue—and one donkey who acts as her alarm system when anyone arrives. It’s not exactly solvent so the next step is to add riding lessons, an idea not met with enthusiasm by her nearest neighbor, Albert Cunningham.
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.
Horses are usually considered active animals who should be kept out in the open rather than in four walled shelters. However, they shouldn’t necessarily be kept outside all the time.
Along with her tack shop filled with all things for the avid horse person, Pepper Kane hopes to venture into the hospitality realm by opening a guest ranch, a B, B&B to be exact—bed, barn, & breakfast.
When accidents occur and a horse is involved, Annie Carson gets a call, no matter the time of day or night. This time, the driver of the rig was killed in the accident. Maybe a heart attack, since there were no skid marks and the road was a flat, straight stretch.
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.
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.
Like most little girls, Michelle Cardosi was horse crazy. But, for Michele, who was raised on a farm, her relationship with horses was real.
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.