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The Tails of Windy Meadows

This full-color illustrated children’s book tells the story of a typical day at Windy Meadows Stables, a real working horse farm located in the heart of the Bluegrass Region of Kentucky, in an equestrian community called L’Esprit. It is home to nearly 100 horses of various breeds, disciplines and ages — US National, Canadian National and World Champions, as well as future champions, lesson horses and retirees. The Tails of Windy Meadows is unique in that its story is told mostly through the eyes of the colorful horse characters who live in its barns. Author Ellen “Ellie” Troutman and her family own Windy Meadows Stables and love introducing their horses to visitors, especially to children who visit the farm for field trips and riding lessons. Ellie is the founder of a non-profit charity for children who cannot afford to ride, and she frequently welcomes those children to Windy Meadows to ride her horses. She and her family also take in surrendered horses from people who can no longer care for them. The Tails of Windy Meadows is Ellie’s first book, and she hopes her tale will open the gates of Windy Meadows, and the stalls of her delightful horses, to the hearts of horse lovers everywhere. Hardcover: 88 pages Publisher: Butler Books Language: English ISBN-10: 193549709X Package Dimensions: 11.1 x 8.7 x 0.4 inches Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds


Goodbye Horse

A true story of love and loss ... Sometimes there is nothing more that can be done for our loved ones battling illness. In this beautiful book, Goodbye Horse, horse and companion discover the true meaning of their relationship, the strength to fight the battle, and the heartbreak and pain of letting go. Ellie Troutman, author of the tails of Windy Meadows, shares her journey, the story of her beloved champion Arabian stallion, and their battle against his cancer.