Nancy Feldman has actively ridden and trained horses for more than 50 years. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Literature and Psychology, and a Masters Degree in Psychiatric Social Work. Ms Feldman has been a licensed Psychiatric Social Worker in a rural Mental Health Clinic, a Registered Dressage Judge, and the District Commissioner of two member clubs of the United States Pony Clubs, of which she is a life member. The Feldmans have three grown children. They are now semi-retired, and live in Maryland, where they share their home with a dog and several horses. "It was only after my children had grown and moved away that I began to think of writing this story. Much of it was conceived and written in my mind during the hours I spent on horseback and in the barn. I began to ruminate on human and animal behavior and the ways in which they communicated with their own kind and with each other. "I decided to write this novel, as a way to share with others a true picture of both the hard work and the joys and sorrows of living with and around horses. I used only my own experience and my imagination as a guide, and until it was finished, not even my husband knew I was writing it."