Anyone who has read my books for awhile knows human characters aren’t the only ones I adore. Animals of all kinds often make an appearance, everything from the service dogs in my new series to goats, roosters, chickens, donkeys, llamas and more.
But some of my favorites are the horses. Every summer as a child I went to horse camp. My heart would beat wildly as they taught me how to groom and saddle—and of course trail ride!
I was the little girl who spent all her time in the local library searching for anything HORSE related—both fiction and nonfiction. In addition to anything I could find on how to take care of your horse, what all the different tack was called and even horse anatomy, I read fiction.
Black Beauty, Misty of Chincoteague, The Black Stallion…and my favorite, its sequel The Blood Bay Colt. I couldn’t get enough, and as I read, I dreamed of owning a horse of my own. That was supposed to happen first thing when I was all grown up. But as you know, life has a way of sweeping aside childhood dreams, and as I married and had children in a small-town neighborhood, hopes of having a horse of my own drifted by the wayside.
But recently that deep desire of my heart came hurtling back. I suspect it’s a midlife crisis, done western inspy author style. My sister (who most of you know runs an animal sanctuary) showed me a photo of a—wait for it—blood bay colt named, of all things, Moscato, my favorite wine. Could he be more perfect?
My heart was sold, but I had to talk my hubby into believing this was a good idea. I’m still not sure he’s entirely convinced, but nevertheless, I’d like to introduce you to MY beautiful horse Moscato.
Isn’t he just the most gorgeous gelding you’ve ever laid eyes on? I’m still pinching myself at this dream come true. Waaay better than a fancy sports car. And I’m sure Moscato will soon be making an appearance in one of my books.
COVID-19 has put a hitch in so many people’s plans, hopes and dreams. What are the deepest desires of your heart? Tell me how God has ministered to you and someone will win a $5 Amazon card!!
Don’t forget to pick up The Black Sheep’s Salvation while it’s still available!