Girl in red jacket touching horses with her eyes close The Breath of Horse Crazy book covers

“I slept on that horse, and ate breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the toy Wonder pony. When I woke out of a dead sleep I cried, because I wasn’t done riding my Wonder horse. From that moment, the breath of horse-crazy was instilled in me.”

Jessica Shively

     There wouldn’t be half the heart or as rich a message without the generosity of the women who shared their stories and wisdom in The Breath of Horse Crazy – The Love Affair Between Women and Horses. Most of you haven’t heard of these horse-crazy ladies before because they’re not household names (yet.)

     Each one brings a unique history and perspective to her dream and life with horses. Maybe one of the stories triggered a memory, touched your heart, or suggests an answer to a question that won’t go away. You are welcome to contact any of them through the links on an individual page or through this website.

     I asked each one to share her story because I know her, trust her, and have personally benefited from our friendships. These ladies are dedicated, genuine, wise, and love everything about horses. They open their hearts, homes, and years of experience to all who may benefit.

     Most have some connection to ministry, whether it’s official or simply because they breathe and share the love of Christ to all with eyes to see.

All horses deserve, at least once in their lives, to be loved by a little girl.

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Meet the Horse-Crazy Ladies of the Book – Photos Included

     Each special woman is listed by name and the title of her chapter in The Breath of Horse Crazy – The Love Affair Between Women and Horses.

     Click on any triangle for a quick introduction and a link to visit the page for one of these amazing women. Browse, contact, or simply enjoy learning about the ladies who shared their dreams with readers.

Andie Andrews – The Old Horsewoman and Unbreakable

Andie is a poet, novelist, and multi-talented artist and horsewomen. Visit her page here – Andie Andrews

Janet Craig – Hooked By Horses

Janet is the Equestrian Director at Camp Crucis with a heart as big as the 168-acre camp. Visit her page here – Janet Craig

Shirley Cook – Heart’s Desire

Hospitality, generosity, and horses – Shirley has it all, and shares with others. Visit her page here – Shirley Cook

Jessica Shively – The Breath of Horse Crazy

Jessica’s love of horses started early. I’m particularly grateful for her inspiration for the title of the book. Visit her page here – Jessica Shively

Margie Shoop – Baron’s Hazey Shade

Margie is a horsewoman and photographer, whose photo with her beloved Haze changed the course of the book. To learn more about Margie and see her amazing photo, visit her page – Margie Shoop

Kathy Taylor – Manure Meditations

Kathy has an amazing story. From amateur horsewoman to credentialed life professional and entrepreneur, her love of horses inspired and challenged her to open doors that bless others today. Visit her page – Kathy Taylor

Randi Thompson – Ladies Horse Society (TM)

Randi’s love for horses began with childhood dreams. What’s she’s done since is remarkable, brave, creative, and inspiring. She shares her memories, expertise, and suggestions with reader in “The Breath of Horse Crazy.” Visit her page – Randi Thompson

Donna Waldrup – Fearful Riders

Donna has at least two full-time jobs; corporate, horse trainer, ministry, mounted shooting competitor, and clinician/event producer. Who would imagine that this dynamo is afraid to ride… Visit her page – Donna Waldrup

Jessica Shively in purple shirt and baseball cap riding her paint horse Rocket bareback.
Jessica Shively and Rocket

Thank you, ladies!

Read their stories in this Amazon best-selling book,  The Breath of Horse Crazy, now available.

The End of the Rainbow for Horse-Crazy Ladies

For everyone with the love of horses in their DNA.

Why do women love horses? Husband, fathers, and sons try to understand us but often give up, accepting that the woman in his life was born that way and it’s better to accept than resist. If you’re in the sisterhood of horsewomen, I invite you to share the dream.

The Breath of Horse Crazy

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Lynn Baber

Lynn Baber

Lynn Baber is a best-selling Christian author, speaker, and coach who helps people accomplish God's unique purpose for them and advance His kingdom on earth. She's also a retired World and National Champion horse trainer and breeder.

Lynn Baber

Lynn Baber

Lynn Baber is a best-selling Christian author, speaker, and coach who helps people accomplish God's unique purpose for them and advance His kingdom on earth. She's also a retired World and National Champion horse trainer and breeder.

3 Responses

  1. I admire all of the effort, commitment and compassion accomplished to complete your latest read. i purchased the book and absolutely feel so connected to its stories.
    again, thank you for using your gifts of writing, training and sharing the experiences with us. Susan and Carousel.

    1. Thank you, Susan. This book was a transitional project that blessed me by the contributions of the wonderful women who shared their dreams and challenges. Many blessings to you and Carousel, and my thanks for inspiring a message to others.
      Lynn

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