Training the beautiful Dankeschon in my arena in the Macedon Ranges, Australia

Horse in my arenaDankeschon (German for thank-you very much) was the last foal of her sire and her name thanked him for the privilege of being the last of his progeny. She was the most beautiful mare – gentle and easy to train. You could put a one-month old baby on her back and know the baby was safe.  I competed in dressage with Dankeschon and we won many prizes. She had 2 or 3 foals before I bought her and when her dressage career was over, she helped a nervous rider continue her riding career.

A day at Flemington race course

VRC Committee Room 3
Flemington race course is not far from where I live and on a gorgeous day in late winter,  we attended a busy race day and enjoyed the views from the Committee Room. 
VRC_Mounting yard _ last race
Looking out over the Mounting Yard at Flemington for the last race. Late winter explains the long shadows. The CBD of Melbourne is in the background to the left of picture.

Made of honor (US version)

This is a short story which highlights the role horses played in the lives of 10 heroines at a time when women were passengers and men were riders. How things have changed for the better!

This is the first in a series about horses and heroines. My next book is well underway and is a romance set in the high country of Victoria Australia with a very gutsy heroine.