Gina McKnight

Riding & Writing

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



Rodney's Saga with Katherine Walcott

Posted on December 13, 2016 at 5:35 AM Comments comments (1)

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 Stepping Stone Farm.


Follow Rodney's Saga with Katherine Walcott

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 (2)

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

Writing Non-Fiction for Children By Childrens Author Gina McKnight

Posted on October 10, 2016 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (6)

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…

Lady in the Graveyard by Mala. M

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

It was my first visit to Paris, though it was a business visit, but my school friend Dan did not leave me easily. As he had vouchsafed to show me the entire city in one day, he somehow forced me to come to the city centre...

Riding with Elizabeth by Candace Wade

Posted on June 4, 2016 at 6:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Elizabeth used to corral me when she'd see me driving out to go to the stables to ride. Posing in her pink cowboy hat, be-rhinestone pink cowboy boots and size minus zero jeans, this charming seven-year-old would burble on about the couple of pony rides she had taken with her American Girl group. This sartorial ensemble was actually her tree climbing outfit, but that's another story. Elizabeth was all about sharing anything equine with me...

Missouri Misery: Guest Post by Candace Wade

Posted on June 4, 2016 at 6:35 AM Comments comments (1)

GaWaNi Pony Boy was my introduction to the rapture of equine clinics. My riding buddy Penny and I sat in rapt awe at his appearances from Tennessee to Alabama and Ohio. We collected his books, videos and paraphernalia. I knew it was a message from the Horse Goddess when I read he was going to be the guest star of a trail riding week in Missouri that fell on my 50th birthday! My husband Bill signed on to escort me on the week of Pony nirvana...

Ultimately By Alma Jones

Posted on May 28, 2016 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

"Ultimately" Guest post by Poetess Alma Jones

GoNotes: Organize. Save Time.

Posted on May 22, 2016 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (1)

GoNotes offers business solutions for equestrian professionals, so you can focus on what you do best. In a riding lesson, the instructor reinforces the importance of the rider's consistency and well planned efforts. Every action must be thought out, from the trot to the canter or taking your first jump while you look onto the second. You must have a plan and stick with it. Your horse is taking your lead and you are establishing trust.

Truman's Trauma; supporting a fearful horse by Anna Twinney

Posted on May 17, 2016 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (0)

“He has a tattoo on his lip.” This was the first detail she told me about Truman. Truman was a 17 hand Bay Thoroughbred. The tattoo indicated that he has been in the racing industry, although we had no way of knowing if he had ever actually raced. I had seen Truman at the rescue in which he lived. He would often play with his feed bucket, asking for his evening meal. He had quite a presence about him, even if his internal feeding clock was usually about an hour too early....

Hadaa Sendoo, World Poet

Posted on May 15, 2016 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (4)

Hadaa Sendoo, born 24 October 1961, is an internationally renowned poet; He is founder and leading figure of the World Poetry Almanac. His poems, which have been translated into more than 30 languages, have been included in The Best Mongolian Poetry. In 2006, he established the critically acclaimed World Poetry Almanac. His early poetry is strongly influenced by the Mongolian epic and influenced by Russian imagist poetry, and Italian hermetic poetry of 20th Century.

Secretariat's Dental Tool

Posted on May 5, 2016 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (2)

Secretariat's Dental Tool ,,, Another Great Adventure by Author No Sweat

Riding the San Juan Mountains

Posted on May 3, 2016 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (0)

A Riding Adventure by Dorothy K. Morris - Guest Post

Nuno Oliveira: A Lesson in Dressage

Posted on May 3, 2016 at 10:05 PM Comments comments (1)


Nuno Oliveira: A Lesson in Dressage by Dorothy K. Morris - Guest Post