"This is a horse story for grown-ups. The Black Stallion for adults."
"Written by a horse person for horse people"
"Enchanting and consuming."
Six horses and Saratoga. It's a young trainer's dream come true, and it's happening for Alex at last: Alexander is entrusting the farm's racing string to her while he heads Down Under to help run his sick brother's farm.
But Saratoga isn't interested in Alex without Alexander. Unproven and decidedly female in a man's world, Alex finds herself the target of old-school racetrackers certain she married her way into training good horses. At the same time, her naïve assistant, Kerri, is far too interested in the less-than-scrupulous trainer who shares their barn.
But running a racing stable doesn't leave much time for petty fights and stable rivalries. Horses need to be worked, races need to be run. And Alex has her eye on something besides the winner's circle: a funny-faced filly, a chestnut nobody with a spotty blaze and a decided lack of brakes. Saratoga thinks the filly has a screw loose. But Alex knows better.
From training track gossip to tack-room confidentials, OTHER PEOPLE'S HORSES continues the story of Alex and Alexander -- two Thoroughbred trainers trying to do that right thing -- that began in THE HEAD AND NOT THE HEART.
*In keeping with its racetrack theme, this book contains strong language.
About the Author
After twenty years of working with countless horses in half-a-dozen disciplines, Natalie Keller Reinert packed away her saddle, put her feet up on the tack trunk, and settled down to write. From the short stirrup classes at dusty hunter/jumper shows in Florida to galloping the inner dirt at Aqueduct Racetrack in New York City, it's always been about Thoroughbreds. Now settled in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband Cory and son Calvin, she works with horses every day and writes every night. Reinert also edits Retired Racehorse Blog, a celebration of Off-Track Thoroughbreds, and writes a literary column for Dappled Grey, an equestrian style blog.