The Smart Woman's Guide to Midlife Horses: Finding Meaning, Magic and Mastery in the Second Half of Life

The Smart Woman's Guide to Midlife Horses: Finding Meaning, Magic and Mastery in the Second Half of Life

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by Melinda Folse

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [311]-317) and index.


Includes bibliographical references (p. [311]-317) and index.

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"Folse's topics range from the very basic--she includes an exercise for imagining your perfect horse as you shop--to the more hard-core, such as fencing. But the book doesn't lose its focus on its audience: smart midlife women who are seeking to find pleasure--and plenty of fun--with their horses." — (December 2011)

"Besides being an attractive book and well-organized for the huge amount of information compiled, this guide is engagingly written with a lively sense of humor and charm by Folse. I don't know where else you might find such a practical resource guide and bibliography of books for finding your soul's calling." —Dressage Today (January 2012)

"The Guide could just as easily be shelved in a bookstore's self-help section as the equestrian section. . . . While some of the information is geared to beginning riders, much of the horse-care section offers a good review with plenty of practical advice. . . . Folse's bibliography is handy with suggested readings, websites, and various organizations to learn more." —The Chronicle of the Horse (October 2012)

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Meet the Author

Melinda Folse is a horse owner who has contributed to "Blueprints "magazine, "Texas Monthly," and several equine trade publications, and is the coauthor of "Grandmaster." She lives in Fort Worth, Texas. Clinton Anderson is the author of "Clinton Anderson's Downunder Horsemanship" and the first horse trainer to launch a made-for-TV weekly training program broadcast on satellite television. He is the owner of a training facility and the winner of both the 2003 and 2005 Road to the Horse competition. He lives in Stephensville, Texas. They are the coauthors of "Clinton"" Anderson's Lessons Well Learned."Melinda Folse is a writer based in Fort Worth, Texas, who for the past twenty-something years has considered herself a woman on a mission to write stories that can make a difference. As former senior writer for Clinton Anderson's Downunder Horsemanship and co-author of his recent bestseller, Lessons Well Learned (Trafalgar Square Books, 2009), she came face-to-face many times (personally and in learning the stories of countless others) with the soul-provoking lessons provided by midlife horsemanship. After a career spent writing the success stories of others, including Grandmaster: A Story of Struggle, Triumph and Taekwondo (about the life of Ninth Degree Taekwondo Grandmaster Won Chik Park), and dozens of America's top entrepreneurs as Senior Editor and contributing writer of Time Warner's Millionaire Blueprints Magazine, as well as writing for Cowboys and Indians Magazine, she realized she had a story to tell of her own. Finding herself to be just one among millions of Baby Boomer women who once dreamed of horses and are now recapturing that dream, Melinda let her own struggles do the talking in this tongue-in-cheek account that is a little bit memoir, a little more self-help, a whole lot of practical guidebook, and all heart. This is the book Melinda wishes she had been able to find when she made the bold decision to get back in the saddle at age 45. She lives in Texas with her family that includes two horses who continue to set her straight every single day.

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The Smart Woman's Guide to Midlife Horses : Finding Meaning, Magic and Mastery in the Second Half of Life 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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A must read for all women riders especially those who've entered the second half of life. Very readable - very entertaining. Packed with great information.
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Great book filled with great information
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