About the Book
Rein Dancing is a book about connecting with your horse. It's a journey of sorts -- one that begins now and ends -- well... never, as long as you own a horse.
Whether you are an experienced rider, or just starting out, I believe you will find this book educational, insightful, and thought provoking. It is gleaned from years of my studying the horse, and riding with top trainers such as Ann Salmon, Pete Kyle, Peter Van Borst, and Steve Heckaman. It includes information from my own journal and notes, my teachings as an Equine Science teacher and other applicable life experiences. I have written it to prepare you to do some of your own training and maintenance on your horse.
It is my hope that as you read on, you will feel as though you are on your horse in a virtual arena with me coaching you. Regardless of your discipline, Rein Dancing is a MUST for your equestrian library...
"...Rein Dancing is inspirational, creative and informative ... Makes you want to go right out, saddle up and start connecting with your horse..." Horse Country Review- February 2012
Written by Two-Time World Champion, Sandra J. Holt. Foreword by Walt Garrison, former Dallas Cowboy, and PRCA Rodeo Cowboy.
Over three hundred photographs and illustrations.
Granddaughter to Jewell McNeally, an Irish Horseman, Sandra (Sandi) Jane Holt began learning about horses before she could walk. And has spent a lifetime studying them. Her passion for horses has created a penchant toward photographing, painting, training, and writing about them. She is a former Equine Science Professor at Fenster School, in Tucson, Arizona). Among her accomplishments are: PHBA World Champion Reiner, National Champion All-Around Quarter Horse, First in the Nation for Palomino Select Reining, 1972 Michigan Rodeo Queen, and 1990 Tucson Woman of the Year. Sandra is also author and photographer of 3 coffee-table books, I Dream of Horses, Two Boys & a Mom, and My Mother's Garden. Currently, she is a freelance writer for various equine publications, a national certified Equine Appraiser, an Ordained Minister conducting weddings and funerals, owner of Winterhaven Gift Shop and owner-operator (with her husband,Wayne Willsie) of Winterhaven Ranch in Aubrey, Texas