These are the book available through the Free Spirit ponies Project – purchases can be made either directly through us (Please email firstname.lastname@example.org) or through the links given below:
The Free Spirit Pony Diaries – …..or perhaps this should be titled ‘The journal of a slightly ‘odd’ horsewoman, her infinitely patient ‘other half’, 13 independent ponies (including the ‘just a bit too big to be ponies’ ones), 3 hilarious pigs and 5 very energetic Jack Russells’. When I first moved to East Sussex, UK over a decade ago, with 7 ponies in tow to ‘start a riding school’, little did I know that the ponies had other ideas….. 12 years later and we are on a very different path – a far better and more rewarding one but one which has challenges all of it’s own! Inside the covers of this book you’ll find our journey between November 2011 and December 2014, exactly as it happened and as it was recorded on our Facebook Page – The Free Spirit Ponies – the ups and downs; the tears and the laughter, but most of all, you’ll find the story of how our horses reminded me of what it really means to love horses. Paperback £12.95 & E-Book £5.99 – available through the links below
The Free Spirit Pony Diaries 2015 – Following on from The Free Spirit Pony Diaries (2011 – 2014) – the next installment in the journey of The Free Spirit Ponies, a naturally living herd of horses and ponies and their piggy friends, continues……. Here are our adventures throughout 2015, exactly as they happened and as we shared on our Facebook page. 2015 – A year of growth, of awakenings and of dreams starting to come true…….
“Quality Time Activities” for you and your horse – This book is for all horse owners but especially those whose horses and ponies may not be able to be ridden, either temporarily or permanently, for whatever reason or who chose not to ride, to enable both horse and owner to enjoy a fulfilling relationship. Most of the time we just turn up at the yard, do the jobs we need to do, catch our horses, groom them, tack them up and ride – why not become a bigger part of their lives, create a better bond and understanding and take some of the pressure of yourself! All of the activities are designed to enable you to develop a much better relationship with your horse and are all based on the principle that our horses and ponies are and always should be seen as our friends. Paperback £7.95 & E-Book £3.99 – available through the links below
Taking Care of Your Pony – This is a book for children and young people about how to look after a pony in the way a pony really needs. Told through the ‘voice’ of Toffee the Shetland Pony, it explains how to have fun and understand their pony and why they do they things they do, how to feed them properly and how to work and play with them in a kinder, more natural way. Toffee also covers subjects like ‘getting older’ and ‘saying goodbye’ as well as how to handle times when they ‘don’t agree’. If your horses and ponies could recommend a book for young people to read it would probably be this one! Paperback £8.95 – available through the links below
My Horse, My Teacher, My Friend – There is a well known saying that “when the student is ready, the teacher will appear” (Buddhist Proverb) – well, my teachers have appeared in the form of horses and continue to do so. Anyone who has spent any length of time around horses cannot have failed to have observed some of the profound lessons they are able to teach us. The question however, is whether we have actually learnt from them! Inside the covers of this book, you’ll find some of those lessons that I am now sharing with you so that their legacy can grow and ‘ripple’ outwards. There have been so many lessons but these are some of the most important. They are presented through pictures, thoughts and observations, including those given to me by our horses and ponies and also through some of the journal and blog entries I have made to illustrate the lesson. They are not in any particular order and can be read as a kind of ‘journey’ as we have experienced them or as individual gifts of motivation and learning; whichever suits you. Paperback £8.95 – available through the links below