Tag: Midlife Horses

  • Busting the Myth of the Perfect “Rider’s Body”

    MYTH: “If you don’t have a ‘rider’s body,’ you’ll never ride well, no matter what you do.” TRUTH: Regardless of how you’re built, riding well takes work and dedication. This is one of the big myths Melinda Folse, author of the bestselling SMART WOMAN’S GUIDE TO MIDLIFE HORSES, makes sure she busts well and good […]

  • “Does This Horse Make My Butt Look Big?” Battling Body Image in the Barn and in the Saddle

      TSB author Melinda Folse has counted on horses as a touchstone since she was a little girl. “I’ve been hopelessly in love with horses all my life,” she says. “I inherited this mutant gene from my dad, who is similarly afflicted. What time I didn’t spend dreaming about, learning to draw, and reading about […]

  • “Instead” Horsemanship

      QUICK! Take this short quiz: 1  Do you often hear yourself saying: “My best riding years are behind me,” or “I missed my chance to ride with so-and-so,” or “My life led me away from horses”? 2  When it comes to horses and riding, do you define yourself more by what you aren’t anymore, […]

  • Great Photos of Horses and TSB Authors–Happy Friday!

      Sometimes, it feels good to just remember why we love horses. On this Friday, enjoy a few photos that capture why we all work so hard to have horses in our life and do right by them.     –The TSB Staff www.horseandriderbooks.com

  • Ft. Worth Night One: Well, the Haunted Room Is Right Down the Hall…

    We arrived in Dallas/Ft. Worth today and had the distinct pleasure of checking out the Ft. Worth Stockyards and checking in to the legendary Stockyards Hotel, which once housed THE Bonnie and Clyde. The Stockyards Hotel, open since 1907, is beautiful, well furnished, and we enjoyed both a belly-up to the bar astride saddles and […]

  • Happy Halloween! Four Ways to Conquer FEAR On and Around Your Horse

    “From time without beginning,” writes Douglas Puterbaugh in his chapter on FEAR in THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS OF DRESSAGE, “man and horse have shared something in common: an ancient and deeply rooted emotion called fear.” Interestingly, although mankind evolved as a predator and horse hung on in the role of prey, both rely on fear […]

  • TSB Authors Kick Off Summer at AmerEquine June 1-3 in Fort Worth, Texas!

    If you are planning your weekend of horses, music, and magic at Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth, TX June 1–3, 2012, be sure to make time to visit two of our bestselling authors! Melinda Folse, author of THE SMART WOMAN’S GUIDE TO MIDLIFE HORSES, and Kayla Starnes, author of TEAM ROPING 101 will both […]

  • TSB Author Melinda Folse Writes New Blog for DiscoverHorses.com

    Melinda Folse, author of the bestselling book THE SMART WOMAN’S GUIDE TO MIDLIFE HORSES, is writing a new blog on DiscoverHorses.com! As one among millions of women who once dreamed of horses and are now recapturing that dream, Melinda first let her own struggles to figure out the “horse thing” do the talking in her […]

  • Martha Stewart Is a Midlife Horsewoman–“It’s a Good Thing!”

    I know that while many of us hold aspects of Martha Stewart’s prodigious talents in the realm of all things home and kitchen to some degree “sacred,” perhaps a few of us didn’t realize her interests extended to the barnyard. Yes, Martha has a penchant for Friesians, and if this uber-busy-business-magnate can make time for […]

  • Horses: The Key to Friendships, Then and Now

    Anyone who has been around horses long enough has, or has had, “horsey” friends. These are the buddies, the pals, the confidantes who “get” who you are when you’re mucking stalls, who laugh at the same four-legged antics, who commiserate over the same mystery lamenesses and training problems. They might be the same friends you […]