Gina McKnight

Riding & Writing

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



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Riding Monday Creek

Posted on October 4, 2016 at 6:20 AM Comments comments (29)

ATVs are great for hauling hay, moving feed buckets, and getting from one place to another quickly on the farm. The assortment of ATV implements for farm work is incredible – manure spreaders, sprayers, tillers, and more! Any farmer will tell you that their ATV is used daily and for multiple purposes...

Circle of Flowers

Posted on October 4, 2016 at 6:20 AM Comments comments (22)

It will be two years this December that my husband was diagnosed with stage four CLL — chronic lymphocytic leukemia — a type of cancer in which the bone marrow makes too many lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell). His first symptom was obvious: a large swelling on the left side of his neck. His lymph nodes were trying to combat the chaos going on in his body. After a bone marrow biopsy and extended tests, he began aggressive daily chemo infusions at our local hospital...

Lady in the Graveyard by Mala. M

Posted on October 4, 2016 at 5:55 AM Comments comments (13)

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...

Meeting of the Mustangs by Cathy Kennedy

Posted on October 4, 2016 at 5:55 AM Comments comments (16)

For hundreds of years, generations of wild mustangs have roamed large parts of the western United States. Many of these magnificent animals can live their entire lives without ever seeing a single human being. Being completely self-sufficient, they inhabit the wilderness in groups, living together peacefully and posing no threat to any of the other animals with which they share the land...

If Wishes Were Horses by Susanna Forrest

Posted on October 4, 2016 at 5:50 AM Comments comments (9)

Susanna Forrest grew up in the 1980s near Norwich, and like many a girl, she yearned for a pony. She was never to get one, but this didn't stop her becoming obsessed with all things equine. If Wishes Were Ponies is the story of that all-consuming interest, and of the author's nerve-wracked attempts later in life to ride once again...

Sept15 American Horse Publications Press Release

Posted on September 15, 2016 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (1595)

September 15, 2016 Riding & Writing American Horse Publications Press Release featuring Zan Economopoulos, Jim Christina, Saif Patel Photography, DK Raymer, William Koester, Mike Yarbro and more!

An Interview with Author DK Raymer

Posted on September 14, 2016 at 5:50 AM Comments comments (3)

DK released her new audiobook Lily’s Song earlier this year. Lily is a companion horse, an Arabian mare who “shares her stall with a goat named Walter and a cat named Boo. Together they observe life on the busy farm, a life that she cannot participate in. Lily has every comfort at Nelson Farm but she does not have a person to call her own, and she is beginning to wonder if she ever will...

SPUR STOP: The Secret Technique of Western Pleasure Competitors by T.A. Smith

Posted on September 12, 2016 at 5:20 AM Comments comments (4)

The author introduces, perhaps for the first time ever, the secret technique that revolutionized Western Pleasure stock horse showing. Kept for many years as a secret technique, this is one of the first books discussing the history of early Western Pleasure showing and goes on to explain the Spur Stop method that has given many trainers and competitors an "edge" for many years.

JulieAnn Derby, Fine Artist

Posted on September 11, 2016 at 9:40 AM Comments comments (2)

“Exploring the unknown, learning complex methods and creating structures provided a foundation for my work as an aerospace engineer and as an artist. There is a relentless desire to understand and navigate new terrains.”

Drop Your Stirrups by Angela Mercer-Penny

Posted on September 7, 2016 at 5:15 AM Comments comments (2)

How to live with intention, shift your perspective, and awaken your untapped potential.

B and B by Christine Meunier

Posted on September 4, 2016 at 9:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Things are changing... Ben likes his life at Happy Trails. As a trail guide on a property in Australia he doesn’t have to work hard to make friends. All he needs to do is make sure his clients are safe on their horses and have an enjoyable ride.

Riding Marwari: Indian Cowboy Saif Patel

Posted on September 4, 2016 at 8:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Riding Marwari: Indian Cowboy Saif Patel

by Gina McKnight

Archived Article from the August 2016 Issue of Florida Equine Athlete

No duplication without permission.


Traveling around the world, now residing in his home country of India, Saif Patel is a horseman. His riding photos and long-sleeve white shirt with Marwari written down the sleeve caught my eye. I connected with Saif and we talked about his horses, riding, and much more.

Illustrators Monica Rondino and Andrea Pucci

Posted on August 16, 2016 at 6:40 PM Comments comments (1)

The first time we read Jennifer’s poem story, we thought it was full of life and had a joyous sense of fun. The more we read it and the more we sketched little things and animals with teeth, the more this little creature came to life.

Evaluating An Unhandled Rescued Colt the ROTH Way with Anna Twinney

Posted on August 14, 2016 at 6:25 AM Comments comments (1)

Previously unhandled this young 2-year old colt's wild streak intimidated many at the rescue for months. When Anna entered his pen and introduced a gentle, stress-free way to converse he welcomed the chance. Aware of his physical restrictions, previous injuries and curious nature she moves along smoothly introducing the halter and leading - for a life outside of the pen and a future home. She makes it looks easy and does not trigger or introduce inappropriate or dangerous behavior, but instead encourages softness.

NADIA by Samantha Kennedy

Posted on August 14, 2016 at 6:25 AM Comments comments (1)

A children's book for all ages about friendship, the meaning of success, and understanding your worth.

The World We Live In: A Poetry Book on Societal Issues by Jamell Crothers

Posted on August 14, 2016 at 6:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Life is a journey and a gift and we should cherish it with the time that we have. We also should be more open to discussing societal issues, having an open mind and respecting each other's opinions, thoughts and feelings no matter if they're good, bad or indifferent because at the end of the day, experiences shape who we are.

A Well Run Life: Peter M. Deeley Jr.

Posted on August 12, 2016 at 5:50 AM Comments comments (1)

"A Quiet Murmuration" by Peter Deeley is a book of musings about our strange and changing life in this new century, offered from the point of view of a father, brother, son, closet philosopher, and CrossFit athlete. From a beach in Thailand or his own porch, he grapples with those nagging life questions we all have, but don’t always admit to.

"The Leadership Miracle: The Time of Fruitless Anger Must Pass" by Peter M. Deeley Jr. - Audible ... If you want to lead, quell the tempest inside. People look to the North Star – not the wind – for guidance. Power lay in the still, small, calm and clear voice of God within you. Quietly, you will find your voice.

"The Leadership Miracle: The Time of Fruitless Anger Must Pass" by Peter M. Deeley Jr. -  Hardcover

I won! "Buffalo Dancer" by Tamara Rymer

Posted on August 2, 2016 at 7:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Fine Artist Tamara Rymer recently posted a drawing on Instagram for one of her amazing prints. I was the lucky winner! The large print of “Buffalo Dancer” is stunning to see and is currently at the frame shop. Thank you, Tamara!

Rider & Writer, Mike Yarbro

Posted on August 2, 2016 at 7:10 AM Comments comments (26)

Mike Yarbro is an all-around horseman. Throughout his lifetime he has been a roper, barrel racer, showman, breeder, and “just about anything a horseman could do.” His horsemanship is tried and true. Mike shares, “I bought and sold over 700 horses one year to pay my way through college...”

AHP Press Release July 28, 2016

Posted on July 28, 2016 at 6:10 PM Comments comments (5)

July 28, 2016 AHP Press Release featuring Gary Winstead /trueCOWBOYmagazine, Mitja Demitrij Cernac, Debra Trent/Arabian Finish Line, William Koester/WHO , Horse Books, Horse Business, Stallion Row, and more!