WARHorses Book Review – “Horse Sluts”
Horse Sluts: The Saga of Two Women on the Trail of Their Yeehaw
by Candace Wade with Penelope Langley
In this hilariously narrated part memoir, part paperback therapist, part equestrian travelogue, readers join two women “of a certain age” as they take to the trails as passionate new riders. Along the way they embrace life with exuberance and occasional left turns.
(l to r) Penelope Langley and Candace Wade
This book is a must read for anyone that loves horses and loves reading about other peoples’ adventures. Then let it be your impetus to go out and grab your own yeehaw – I have!
Most inspiring honesty in the story of two women who not only live and find their “yee-haw” but also find themselves as they see no age limit or life’s traumas as obstacles to soaring and trying new paths and adventures that only horses can metaphorically, and literally, take them…
Raucous laughs and unbridled honesty await once you crack this gem. Brimming with authenticity, insight, and unabashed spirit, Horse Sluts is a fantastic read for anyone who has ever picked up the reins of life and challenged him/herself!
Wade and Langley are colorful, authentic no-holds-barred storytellers. Their tips for new riders will make even the most seasoned horsewoman burst out laughing (“riding panties matter”), they coin clever phrases that will cause a reader to wish she had thought of them, make profound observations about what they’ve learned along the way, and share touching and sometimes somber anecdotes. Neither own nor wish to own horses but their pursuit of proper horsemanship, their celebration of successes and flops, and their compassion for horses in service to those who pay to ride for an hour or a few days makes them true horsewomen.
A fun and fast read for anyone who longs to ride and, to borrow from Candace Wade, spit age in the eye.
Win an Autographed Copy of “Horse Sluts”
We want to hear how you got your “YEEHAW”! Tell us about a new friendship forged through horses and riding. Tell us about that special person who encourages you to ride on days when you’re just not feeling it. Tell us about that horse friend that showed you how to take your horse’s temperature – that really good friend. We want to hear about that special WARHorse that tells you “you can do it” and then you do!
Enter by March 20
Email your story, 50 words or less and send us a photo if you have one – firstname.lastname@example.org
The winning entry will be posted on the WARHorses site in April. You and your friend will each receive an autographed copy of Candace’s book.
Please note: all submissions may be posted on the WARHorses’ website.
The Winner of WARHorses Book Giveaway
Congrats Missy Miller!
“Maybe it’s because we both have quirky OTTB’s, or the same sense of humor, or because we both love Jesus but have been known to be a little sweary, but not only is Alison Cochran my riding instructor, she’s my best friend and one of the most amazing people I know.”
Missy Miller – Owner of Stevie Loverboy