I write romantic suspense and warm, family relationship type novels, often with a touch of humor. Many of my books have featured animals as key players--dogs, cats, llamas, cockatiels, horses...even our son's pet albino corn snake, Sssssid, who appeared in my first Superromance back in 1999.

Animals have been a big part of my life since I was a child. How about you? I hope you'll become a "blog follower" here (see the right-hand column for a place to click) and will come back often. So...let's talk about our pets!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Great videos of horses and other animals!

For those of you who enjoy watching cute animal videos, did you know that you can go to You Tube and do a search on just about anything? Horses, dogs, kittens, of course....but I have gotten totally mesmerized by freestyle reining, freestyle dressage, and baby moose. :)

The one of Stacy Westfall is so amazing....it makes me tear up every time. She is shown winning the reining class at the 2006 Quarter Horse Congress, without a bridle or saddle. I can't get hot links up in these posts, but you can copy/paste this address into your web address bar. If the link doesn't work, just do a search of: Stacy Westfall full version:


When I was a kid and riding my horses bareback everywhere, all day long, my friends and I sometime rode with just long leather boot laces that were tied in a slip knot, and the leather looped in our horse's mouths so there was a single rein. How I wish I had horses now that were as dead broke as mine were back then!! But wow--running a reining pattern with no bridle or saddle is just amazing.

Now, there are quite a few You Tube videos of people doing this, but not as great as Stacy (in my opinion, anyway.)

And here is another site by the Purina people, with lots of different pet videos:


I would absolutely love to hear about your favorite videos online!!



  1. When it comes to names, I have a mind like a steel sieve. But Stacy Westfall is an impressive enough rider I can remember her name. It's just magic watching her ride. Opps, time to go fix breakfast with my wife, what's her name.

  2. Thanks for sharing the sites ..I love animals and already clink for the animals on the sites you listed but the your tube videos are new to me. I hope you have a great day and will be back to visit with you again. susan L.

  3. Thanks for stopping by, Susan and Bill! The only trouble with the online videos is that they can distract me away from what I SHOULD be doing! :)

    Bill--your posts here always make me chuckle!!

  4. I love your site. It is wonderful to find another that loves animals like I do. Thank you so much !

  5. Hi Kimberly! I'm so glad you stopped in to say hello!


  6. I just posted about Stacy Westfall yesterday! I made a grievous error in my NaNo in which I expected the main character's wranglers to ride bareback, but forgot to give them bridles in which to do it. Oops.

    Stacy's winning ride is amazing and I can watch it over and over again.

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