Hello, dear friends!
In honor of the Day of the Horse on December 13th, I’d like to share with you one of the very special horses in my upcoming contemporary western romance, Captured Secrets, from the heroine and hero’s points of view.
This little guy is a blue roan with impressive bloodlines.
And this is a snippet from two different chapters that feature Twister and his descendants.
Standing outside the pickup, Lester Moomaw stared at
the weathered horse barn—a Ponderosa pine–covered knoll
its backdrop. A tricolored Australian shepherd with reddish-brown
eyebrows sat beside him. Caliber’s shaggy tail stirred
Sydney joined her bow-legged father and hugged him
from behind. He always wore the same thing, dusty black
cowboy boots and faded blue jeans with long shirtsleeves,
a faded gold ring circled his left finger. He carried a multi-tool
in a holster on his hip.
“The colt’s going to make it, ya know.” She stood on her
tiptoes and kissed his balding head. “Remember to leave
your tools in the truck. Airport security might cuff ya.” She
winked at him.
He gave her a small smile and nodded, patted his dog for
a long moment, and slipped behind the wheel.
“We’ll take care of Caliber too. Don’t worry, Daddy, we
“I know you do.” Lester rubbed her hand as it rested on
“How many cows do you have?”
Trey’s eyes widened. “Horses?”
“Twenty head, counting foals.”
It would be a stretch, but maybe the ranch could be saved
after all. “Studs?”
“Two. One’s a Blue Valentine grandson, the other is a
grandson of The Boon.”
“An Old Sorrel descendant.” Trey blew out a low whistle.
“You’ve got remarkable bloodlines on this place.”
When trying to decide what breed and color of horse to feature in Captured Secrets, I decided on a blue roan quarter horse. Why? Because my son, Eddy, had a really nice but spunky, blue roan gelding. He was gorgeous and went anywhere.
- NCHA Classic/Challenge Open Co-Reserve Champion
- PCCHA Fall Classic/Challenge Open Reserve Champion
- Chisholm Trail CHA Fall Classic Open Reserve Champion
- NCHA Super Stakes Classic Open Top 15
With the above Career Highlights, I knew I had to have a Boon descendant on the Seven Tine Ranch. Some called Sydney stubborn. I say she’s a fighter, determined to survive. Her horses needed to be as hardy as her. So why not pair the handsome Blue Valentine bloodline with The Boon?
A win, win.
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