Horse-Related Book for the New Year
we all dreamed about leaving our 9 to 5 jobs and following our lifes
dream of working full-time with animals? Emily Lineberger Bridges
did just that and wrote a book about the adventure! Entitled Dear
Dolly, this book is filled with the trials, struggles, laughs and
lessons that go with following your hearts desire.
a 30-year absence from the horse world, Emily took the plunge and
purchased what became Summerwind Farm in Tennessee. Summerwind is
dedicated to breeding the best Arabian Horses in the area, a dream
that Emily had her entire life. However, as with most dreams, they
come with their own share of surprises, disappointments and lessons.
candidly shares the good and the bad times and does it all in the
form of letters written to her first horse, Dolly. Like so many
horse lovers who had the perfect horse as a child, it is easy to
think that just because you got away with foolishness as a child,
you actually know what you are doing! Dolly was a one of a kind
horse that is often referred to in the industry as a babysitter.
As a result, Emily grew up believing that she knew all there was
to know about riding, training and handling horses. Of course, she
found out the hard way, just how misinformed she was!
Dolly is a must read for anyone who loves horses and dreams of someday
operating their own barn. The old saying about ignorance is
bliss was never truer than it is when as adults we decide
to follow our childhood dreams! Emily has earned a Ph.D. in horsemanship
in the school of hard knocks and her entire education is chronicled
in Dear Dolly.
loved this heartwarming, true tale of a girl and her best friend
This is a keeper book for horse lovers of all ages. Staci
Layne Wilson, author of The Horses Choice.
book is a must-read for anyone considering a back-yard breeding
operation, as well as for anyone contemplating re-entry into the
world of horses as an adult
Ted Land, Arcadia, FL.
has enfolded the reader in the story, like they are right there
when it happened. I could not put this book down
A. Hurd, York, PA.
Dolly is available for $19.95 at bookstores, tack shops, by calling
800-700-5096, via mail order at K&B Products, PO Box 1502, PMB
214, Red Bluff, CA 96080 or through the secured shopping cart at
Personally autographed copies are available at no additional charge
through the website. For more information about Dear Dolly, visit