Gina McKnight

Riding & Writing

  Author, Blogger, Equestrian, Poet, Freelancer, Monday Creek Publishing USA

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An Interview with Equine Writer Rachael Eliker

Posted on October 29, 2016 at 8:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Rachael Eliker was born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska. She attended UNL where she studied Animal Science with an option in Biology, before moving to Iowa with her husband to live on a century-old farmstead. She currently lives on an acreage in Indiana, with her husband and four children where she enjoys challenging home improvement projects, running on lonely stretches of country road and writing young adult fiction. https://ginamc.blogspot.com/2016/10/an-interview-with-equine-writer-rachael.html

Meeting of the Mustangs by Cathy Kennedy

Posted on October 4, 2016 at 5:55 AM Comments comments (0)

For hundreds of years, generations of wild mustangs have roamed large parts of the western United States. Many of these magnificent animals can live their entire lives without ever seeing a single human being. Being completely self-sufficient, they inhabit the wilderness in groups, living together peacefully and posing no threat to any of the other animals with which they share the land... https://ginamc.blogspot.com/2016/09/meeting-of-mustangs-by-cathy-kennedy.html

If Wishes Were Horses by Susanna Forrest

Posted on October 4, 2016 at 5:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Susanna Forrest grew up in the 1980s near Norwich, and like many a girl, she yearned for a pony. She was never to get one, but this didn't stop her becoming obsessed with all things equine. If Wishes Were Ponies is the story of that all-consuming interest, and of the author's nerve-wracked attempts later in life to ride once again... https://ginamc.blogspot.com/2016/10/if-wishes-were-horses-by-susanna-forrest.html

An Interview with Author DK Raymer

Posted on September 14, 2016 at 5:50 AM Comments comments (0)

DK released her new audiobook Lily’s Song earlier this year. Lily is a companion horse, an Arabian mare who “shares her stall with a goat named Walter and a cat named Boo. Together they observe life on the busy farm, a life that she cannot participate in. Lily has every comfort at Nelson Farm but she does not have a person to call her own, and she is beginning to wonder if she ever will... https://ginamc.blogspot.com/2016/09/an-interview-with-author-dk-raymer.html

SPUR STOP: The Secret Technique of Western Pleasure Competitors by T.A. Smith

Posted on September 12, 2016 at 5:20 AM Comments comments (1)

The author introduces, perhaps for the first time ever, the secret technique that revolutionized Western Pleasure stock horse showing. Kept for many years as a secret technique, this is one of the first books discussing the history of early Western Pleasure showing and goes on to explain the Spur Stop method that has given many trainers and competitors an "edge" for many years. https://ginamc.blogspot.com/2016/09/spur-stop-secret-technique-of-western.html

B and B by Christine Meunier

Posted on September 4, 2016 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Things are changing... Ben likes his life at Happy Trails. As a trail guide on a property in Australia he doesn’t have to work hard to make friends. All he needs to do is make sure his clients are safe on their horses and have an enjoyable ride. https://ginamc.blogspot.com/2016/08/b-and-b-by-christine-meunier.html

NADIA by Samantha Kennedy

Posted on August 14, 2016 at 6:25 AM Comments comments (0)

A children's book for all ages about friendship, the meaning of success, and understanding your worth. https://ginamc.blogspot.com/2016/08/nadia-by-samantha-kennedy.html

How to Feed Your Horse by C.J. Lledo

Posted on July 23, 2016 at 6:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Feeding your horse is possibly the most confusing, frustrating and talked about subject associated with ownership. While making sense of all the different feeds, vitamins, additives, and figuring out how much, how often or how to keep your horse from losing condition is a challenge of its own making. https://ginamc.blogspot.com/2016/07/how-to-feed-your-horse-by-cj-lledo.html

Whinny of the Wild Horses by Amy Laundrie

Posted on July 16, 2016 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (0)

An exciting adventure story of a wild horse born on the open range, captured by an unscrupulous rancher, then befriended by a young girl. https://ginamc.blogspot.com/2016/07/whinny-of-wild-horses-by-amy-laundrie.html

Charlie the Horse by Deanie Humphrys-Dunne

Posted on July 12, 2016 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Charlie dreamed of becoming a famous racehorse like his Dad, Charles the Great. Will he have the talent to succeed when he leaves for training at Sweetbrier Racing Stable? What will he do if he’s tired and doesn’t feeling like running? How will Charlie react when he faces challenges on the race track? Charlie tells this story just for you. Your child will delight in reading about Charlie as a baby horse with a big dream. All of Deanie’s books convey positive messages for children. Charlie the Horse emphasizes working hard and setting goals. https://ginamc.blogspot.com/2016/07/charlie-horse-by-deanie-humphrys-dunne.html

False Gods by L. R. Trovillion

Posted on July 11, 2016 at 8:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Cory Iverson’s junior year is off to a lousy start. Publicly humiliated by the school’s hottest guy and terrorized by a bullying band director, Cory flees sports try-outs and just about everything else she begins, earning a reputation as a loser as well as a quitter. But when her wandering dog leads her to the barn of a former Grand Prix rider, she finds a welcome refuge in the familiar world of horses....https://ginamc.blogspot.com/2016/07/false-gods-by-l-r-trovillion.html

Comment to Win! Piaffe, Passage and Work in Hand by Mitja Demitrij Cernac

Posted on June 26, 2016 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Share with Demitrij in the comment section below your questions, your success, or your horse-wisdom to be entered into the drawing for Demitrij's new book! Entry available to everyone around the globe. Leave your comment today to win your free copy of Piaffe, Passage and Work in Hand!Would you like Demitrij to evaluate your piaffe?Email your picture of piaffe to [email protected] or place on his facebook page facebook.com/piaffe.passage.96 Demitrij will suggest work to correct and help you along the way!

https://ginamc.blogspot.com/2016/06/comment-to-win-piaffe-passage-and-work.html



Penelope Langley, Author and Equestrian

Posted on May 28, 2016 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Penelope (Penny) Langley is an avid equestrian, certified equine massage therapist, hooker (rug hooker!), fiber diva, and author. Along with Candace Wade, Penny wrote Horse Sluts: The Saga of Two Women on the Trail of their Yeehaw. https://ginamc.blogspot.com/2015/11/penelope-langley-author-and-equestrian.html

Candace Wade, Author and Equestrian

Posted on May 28, 2016 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Residing in Tennessee, USA, meet author and equestrian Candace Wade. Candace is the co-author of Horse Sluts - The Saga of Two Women on the Trail of Their Yeehaw. Horse Sluts tells “how to face your fears. How to challenge yourself. How to spit age in the eye -- on horseback.” https://ginamc.blogspot.com/2015/11/candace-wade-author-and-equestrian.html

Lee R. Atterbury, Equestrian and Author

Posted on May 28, 2016 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Lee R. Atterbury is an avid equestrian and prolific author. Lee resides in Wisconsin USA with his family and beautiful herd of horses. His current novel, Crazy Woman, will draw you in and keep you captivated. Crazy Woman is a crime drama engaging charismatic characters with intriguing scenarios that escalate in suspense…https://ginamc.blogspot.com/2015/11/lee-r-atterbury-equestrian-and-author.html

Mark Hanna, The Horse Listener

Posted on May 19, 2016 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)

The Horse Listener - author Mark Hanna is on the verge of releasing his new book Easily and Effortlessly: The Horse Listener Resurrected. Mark writes, “I seek to influence the youth and as many horsemen and future horsemen who will listen to my message.” Mark shares his passion for the Arabian horse as he provides insight to horsemanship, being an equestrian, caring for horses, and life in general…https://ginamc.blogspot.com/2016/05/mark-hanna-horse-listener.html

Brian Stavig, Author

Posted on May 15, 2016 at 10:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Known as the ex-left hander, Author Brian Stavig connects with horses. His first book, The Ex Left Hander was released in 2007 and is the autobiographical account of a young man who's trying to get on with life after sustaining a severe traumatic brain injury from a car wreck involving a drunk driver. As a result of the accident, Brian is handicapped, but a driven biped. Brian says, “I could do better, but it's tough. I'm a work in progress, who will not quit- for to quit is to die. I would like to be considered an example for all the young people who each year are unfortunate enough to be in a car wreck involving alcohol. Many die, but many others survive, with a traumatic brain injury. My book can and should be read as an example of a young person's life after such a calamity.” https://ginamc.blogspot.com/2015/04/brian-stavig-author.html

Blue Blue Sea Finds His Cape by Miranda N. Prather

Posted on May 12, 2016 at 10:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Blue Blue Sea was born of racing royalty in Paris, Kentucky, at Elm Tree Farm. He trained to become a racehorse, running at a variety of tracks, but never was able to achieve fame and fortune. In 2004, Miranda N. Prather found him via the CANTER website and took him home to be her jumping horse. In 2006, he became very ill and nearly died. He was diagnosed with a disease like Crohn’s and given 1-2 years to live. Miraculously, with diet changes, Blue Blue Sea went on to live another seven years, becoming a trick horse and inspiring thousands of people around the world via his Facebook page. His story has especially resonated with those facing serious, long-term illnesses. Blue Blue Sea Finds His Cape tells the story of this real-life superhero horse and is the first in a planned series that details his adventures. http://ginamc.blogspot.com/2016/05/blue-blue-sea-finds-his-cape-by-miranda.html

Life Without Stirrups by Dagny Mofid

Posted on May 10, 2016 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Life Without Stirrups: A Witty Memoir About One Person’s Gallop Through Life By Dagny Mofid...Thanks Dagny for connecting! I enjoyed reading your new book and look forward to your future releases! Dagny writes a heart-felt journey of horses. She reiterates, as thousands before her, that a horse lover will go to great lengths to be able to follow their passion – horses. In her well-written account of genuine horse-love, she lets you know that life is better with stirrups than without. Through hurricanes, midlife boredom, ice storms, and so much more, Dagny will keep you intrigued and motivated through each chapter. Recommended reading for everyone – not just horse lovers. Everyone will appreciate her journey, her passion and complete love for life. http://ginamc.blogspot.com/2015/05/life-without-stirrups-by-dagny-mofid.html

Paul Travers, Author

Posted on May 10, 2016 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Born, raised and educated in Baltimore, Maryland, Paul Joseph Travers received a B.A. degree from the University of Maryland in English and an M.A. degree from Pepperdine University in Business Management. He served in the United States Marine Corps as an amphibious armor officer and later worked for the Maryland Park Service as a park ranger/historian. http://ginamc.blogspot.com/2015/05/paul-travers-author.html