Gina McKnight

Riding & Writing

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



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Partho, the Unconventional Investigator: The mystery of the missing bags by Rajib Mukherjee

Posted on February 25, 2017 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (29837)

“A must-read Suspense, Thriller, Archaeology, Crime Fiction, Conspiracy, Detective Novel.” 

Partho, the Unconventional Investigator: The mystery of the missing bags

by Rajib Mukherjee


With his vast array of invented gadgets and a quirky personality, Partho is an interesting friend to have. Dev never expected that reading a newspaper ad for exchanged baggage co...

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Gathering Courage by T. A. McMullin

Posted on December 26, 2016 at 9:40 PM Comments comments (1452)

Gathering Courage: A Life-Changing Journey through Adoption, Adversity, and a Reading Disability by T.A. “Terry” McMullin is the author's incredible, award-winning memoir meant to inspire hope and encouragement to those who are going through tough times.

Joe Midgley Horsemanship

Posted on December 14, 2016 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (1412)

Specializing in young and problem horses, Joe trains through an understanding of both the physical and psychological characteristics of the horse. Joe also produces show horses, specializing in western all around, and reining horses, dressage and show horses. Joe thinks of each horse as an individual, and so there is no set program or order of training. Each horse will be given a training program tailored to their specific requirements. Whether it is a show horse, young horse, or problem hors...

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Rodney's Saga with Katherine Walcott

Posted on December 13, 2016 at 5:35 AM Comments comments (991)

Katherine Walcott is a freelance writer and blogger. She is currently playing in the Saddle Seat and Combined Driving sandboxes while trying to convince her two pasture puffs to become over-fences competition horses.


Katherine has two Thoroughbreds, Rodney and Milton, who live in the backyard. They are pasture ornaments at the moment. The goal is for both to become competition horses. Meanwhile, Katherine has been showing American Saddlebreds in the Academy division with St...

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Writing Horses: An interview with Tobi Lopez Taylor

Posted on December 9, 2016 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (1641)

Writing Horses: An interview with Tobi Lopez Taylor

by Gina McKnight

An archived interview from the October 2016 Issue of Arabian Finish Line

No duplication without permission.


Living outside Tucson, Arizona, USA, with her husband, Arabian and half-Arabian horses, writing about horses is second nature to Tobi Lopez Taylor. As a contributing writer for Arabian Finish Line, and the author of two books on Polish Arabian horses, she stays busy at her keyboard....

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Riding Sicily: An interview with Monica Bonaccorso

Posted on December 9, 2016 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (146)

Riding Sicily

An interview with Monica Bonaccorso

As seen in the November 2016 issue of Florida Equine Athlete

By Gina McKnight

There are people who travel the world seeking the best horseback riding vacations. With so many riding vacation spots to choose from, deciding which trail to take requires thorough research, a keen eye, and a little tourist knowhow. You don’t have to be an expert rider; all you need is the desire to experience the beauty of the world on ...

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Straight: How to use it and not abuse it by Zeliha A. Thomas, Horse Trainer, Reiki - Master

Posted on December 9, 2016 at 3:45 PM Comments comments (995)

"Straight: How to use it and not abuse it" by Zeliha A. Thomas, Horse Trainer, Reiki - Master

Shadows Within A Dream by Ernest McMillian: Alias The Rebel

Posted on December 9, 2016 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (375)

"Shadows Within A Dream" by © 2016 by ErnestMcMillian: Alias The Rebel ...

An Interview with Equine Writer Rachael Eliker

Posted on October 29, 2016 at 8:25 PM Comments comments (4599)

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.

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Poetry from the Field: Monday Road Poetry Volume II by Gina McKnight

Posted on October 26, 2016 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (4204)

Poetry from the Field takes you around the farm, through the countryside, and into the forest. Ohio poet Gina McKnight invites you to sit under a sycamore tree and along the banks of Monday Creek. Journey along the well-worn path to the barn, to the stables, and a place in the hay. Find joy in the company of bees, birds, trees, and rain.

ZanEconomopoulos: Arabian Horses in Art

Posted on October 26, 2016 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (981)

Zan Economopoulos knows Arabian horses. A horse-lover since childhood, Zan is an expert artist, “capturing the spirit of the horse as it is symbolized by the Arabian.” Zan’s artwork is currently exhibited in the United States, as well as in personal collections around the world. As a portrait artist, Zan’s commissions include Dynasty, a Canadian Bronze Medalist Dressage horse, and much more. Zan writes, “There as so many aspects to what the horse means to us tha...

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FISHY BUSINESS: How the wisdom of the angler can help you succeed at work by James Ignizio, Bill Ignizio

Posted on October 26, 2016 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (439)

Stephen Covey’s "seven habits of highly effective people?" Norman Vincent Peale’s "power of positive thinking?" Dale Carnegie’s "how to win friends and influence people?"Realize that none of these powerful – yet fundamentally simple – concepts will change your life one iota unless you first make the decision to embrace them. In other words, the decisions you make are the single most influential factor determining your future...

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What does Horsemanship mean to you? Share your knowledge...

Posted on October 12, 2016 at 6:15 AM Comments comments (452)

Over the last several years, I've had the great opportunity to meet horsemen and horsewomen from around the world - through interviews, chance meetings, or a lifetime friend. This is an exciting collection of quotes and I look forward to sharing. Share your knowledge… If you would like to be included in a future volume, email your answer to "What does horsemanship mean to you?" along with your link and location to [email protected] If you are an author, include the title of one boo...

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Superstition Trail Rides, Superstition Mountains, Arizona USA

Posted on October 12, 2016 at 6:15 AM Comments comments (423)

Superstition Trail Rides, - Ride horses with us. We have horses for every level of rider. Lots of fun for family and Friends, Best Arizona Horseback Riding near Superstition Mountains, Arizona USA, 6224 E 34th Ave, Apache Junction, Arizona 85119 USA, 602-316-0248




Serious Reading Interview

Posted on October 12, 2016 at 6:10 AM Comments comments (785)

October 2016 Serious Reading Interview with Gina Mcknight, author of “The Blackberry Patch” ;

Rockin Book Reviews Interview with Gina McKnight

Posted on October 10, 2016 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (523)

A fun interivew with Rockin Book Reviews, posted October 8, 2016. Thanks, Rockin Book Reviews!

Writing True West: An interview with author Jim Christina

Posted on October 10, 2016 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (1274)

Recently, I had the great opportunity to connect with horseman and author Jim Christina. Besides being a natural horseman and a prolific writer, Jim is the host of LA Talk Radio’s The Writer’s Block, a nationally syndicated radio program engaging authors to talk about their books, writing, and much more.

Writing Non-Fiction for Children By Childrens Author Gina McKnight

Posted on October 10, 2016 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (609)

Looking for writing inspiration? Read my new article for ideas to get started...“Use your own life events to encourage children to encounter new and exciting adventures! You can write a story that allows children to experience new environments. Take them on a journey that they will want to read again and share with their friends…

Loving Cherokee

Posted on October 4, 2016 at 6:25 AM Comments comments (1259)

In July of last year, Cherokee, my prize Curly-Quarter Horse cross gelding, developed a bony growth on his cheek. The lump seemed to come overnight. I look my horses over daily and make sure they are in great condition, so the bony growth was unexpected...