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Other People's Horses (Alex & Alexander Book 2)

Other People's Horses (Alex & Alexander Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Natalie Keller Reinert
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"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.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 458 KB
  • Print Length: 330 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1481869795
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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4.0 out of 5 stars natalie keller 7 Feb 2014
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My first introduction to this author.Very good read following the emotional ups and downs of dealing with horses and people lives.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great for horsey folk 17 Jan 2014
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rather knowledgeable author. I don't know if this is a follow up book to something earlier as the start of the relationship between A&A did`t go into great detail. I will definitely be buying more from this could`nt put it down.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great book 30 July 2013
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great book really enjoyed reading the book,it was like being their with them and there was great details in the bookreally enjoy kindle books
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5.0 out of 5 stars Natalie just keeps getting better 31 Mar 2013
By Karen Mcgoldrick - Published on
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Every time Natalie takes me to the barn I am totally entranced with her story. I couldn't get enough of the red mare for example. (OK so my red mare had blobs of chestnut in her blaze...her moth-eaten blaze I called it.)

I enjoyed the first novel too, but Natalie gave me more of what I love in this second one...and by that I mean horses and riding and all the whacko types that surround them. I loved seeing Saratoga...those scenes were fantastic.

I would have loved Mary Archer to come in more scenes and try and let Alex have more heroic scenes protecting the red mare, I loved that story line. I think a strong villain gives the hero a bigger canvas to display why we should love them. Plus, man I could see Mary Archer and she was something else.

I didn't like it when Alex whined or was insecure or weak...confused yeah, or making mistakes, yeah, but I like my heroines flawed but not whiney. Plus, we all know that horse girls, especially gallop girls are made of some tough stuff.

I really like Natalie's writing style. It's straight forward and vivid. There is no pretense there. I would expect nothing less from a real horsewoman.

I did find some copy-edit misses. But there weren't too many.

Keep writing Natalie and I'll keep reading. We need more authentic horse-centric novels out there.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Horse Story for Grown-Ups 18 July 2013
By Linda Benson - Published on
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What a great book! I stayed up last night until midnight finishing it. This is a horse story for grown-ups. The Black Stallion for adults. Seabiscuit for women. Not only does the author dispense with all the generic "explaining" of horsey terms to outsiders, she just assumes you understand, jumps right in and hustles you along as Alex (she's a young horsewoman) takes a string of horses to Saratoga at the opening of that prestigious horse racing meet. Although those interested in horses and horse racing will adore this book, there is a lot here for anyone.

Ever been a woman knocking your head against the wall of the good-old-boys club? You'll appreciate this novel. Ever fallen in love-at-first-sight with an animal (in this case a bright chestnut filly) which you realize is a totally gut-driven, emotional, irrational choice, but you can't help yourself? You'll completely understand this story. Ever played second-string to a popular, successful husband and can't find any recognition of your own talented self? There is much to love in this fast-paced novel about Alex's attempt to prove herself as a trainer, all the while keeping her marriage to Alexander intact. This book is the sequel to The Head and Not the Heart, Ms. Reinert's first novel. But this one is definitely a stand-alone novel in its own right, and I'm happy to see how Reinert has grown and matured as an author. Can't wait to read her next work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Written by a horse person for horse people 24 Mar 2013
By beryls2001 - Published on
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From someone who truly understands the bond between a horse and his/her person. From that heady blood pounding early morning gallop to that quiet moment in the stable with her breath on your ear. There aren't many of us in this world, but when we see each other, we recognise each other. If you are one of these people, you will LOVE this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful voice 23 Mar 2013
By Jessica Boyd - Published on
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Natalie breathes life into the backside and while her bio says it's always been about the horses, she does a fine job fleshing out the humans in her stories, too. "Other People's Horses" is her best yet, with a stronger, truer voice coming through.

The story is well done, the writing engaging--it caused a night or two of, "Damn, I meant to go to bed an hour (or) more ago!" because it just flows right along.

Great read, especially for the Horse-addicted out there.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Even better than "The Head & Not The Heart" 19 Mar 2013
By Nick Dodd Bacon - Published on
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This is a much anticipated sequel to "The Head & Not The Heart" and Alex has grown as a racehorse trainer. She is now champing at the bit to be given more of a free rein.

This story tells us what happened - and you will get no spoilers from me!

I actually read this book in one sitting as I found it impossible to put down; beautifully written, by someone who obviously knows and loves horses. Natalie Keller Reinert guides us expertly through the processes involved in training race horses, in informative, jargon free narrative that has very human story-lines woven in.

Her principal characters are utterly believable, and the "background actors" are summed up in concise, deadly accurate phrases. One gets the feel of the shedrows and gallops and her descriptions of the actual races are gripping.

This is a book with a great story line that will appeal as much to non horsey people as it will to the horsey.

I can't wait for the next one!
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