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In the US military base Camp Al-Taqaddum in the Iraqi desert, donkeys weren’t part of the paraphernalia around the runway where Purple Fox CH-46 helicopters landed and took off all day. The military camp provided logistics support for combat operations and several helicopter squadrons.

Gold medal award winning author Valerie Ormond’s Believing in Horses, Too takes thirteen-year-old Sadie Navarro to new challenges. Sadie wants more than ever to make her father proud by riding in her first show on her gelding, Lucky. Her father, Lieutenant Commander Navarro, is deployed to Afghanistan. She always fears for his safety and during the first six months of his deployment, Sadie had preoccupied herself by taking on the challenge of saving ten horses on their way to an auction and a very uncertain future.

Since 1997, Hurst has operated Cyberfoal.com, which is dedicated to helping orphan foals by connecting horse owners and breeders who are in need of colostrum, or have colostrum and nurse mares available.

In The Compassionate Equestrian published by Trafalgar Square Books, veterinarian Dr. Allen Schoen and trainer Susan Gordon explore the profound values of compassion, peacefulness, and centered awareness in developing a holistic relationship with horses. Their approach is based on 25 principles that are as ancient in wisdom as they are modern in contemporary thought.

In the introduction of The Art of Liberty Training for Horses, Jonathan Field reminds us to “Let go of whatever is going on in your life and ‘be present’ in the moment with your horse.” This statement resonates because learning with and from our horses begins and ends with being fully present with them in every way.

If you’ve ever yearned for the freedom, fun, and romance of saddling up for a horse packing trip into the wilderness, grab Pack Em Up, Ride Em Out by Tania Millen and devour every word of it.

The Solo-Ride arrived in a box covered with pictorial instructions, and included a fanny pack (with lots of pockets) in which to store the Solo-Ride while riding. The Solo-Ride itself is comprised of thick nylon webbing that creates the support system, a folding stirrup that is made of lightweight aluminum, and a padded strap that can be used for additional padding either on the wither or under the leg.

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