The Free Walk and the Horse’s Back

One of the huge factors in the epidemic of back problems our horses struggle with is the fad of insisting that the horse move with their neck arched and their head tucked into a fixed position regardless of what they are doing. I am stunned by how many riders of late seem to be genuinely […]

Why am I Publishing a Series?

Of course, I could have solved my book cover dilemma by stuffing everything into one encyclopedic volume. The idea of turning my horse training blogs into a series of books on horse training actually came from my Fly-By-Night publisher.  At first, their insistence that no one would ever read a book longer than 40,000 words […]

Beta Readers and Field Tests

One of my questions  my Fly By Night publisher never responded to was how to go about getting a couple of beta readers for my manuscripts. I have this peculiar and persistent idea that my instructions and stories on horse training should be tested to make sure that they are accessible, engaging, and usable before […]

Audio versus Visual

It turned out to be a good thing I decided to check out and review the companies offering e-publishing before I made any decisions   Apparently a parent company  called Pearson  owns a ton of e-publishers under various names and they are all under investigation for a class action suite for taking independent authors for all […]