I now have available a supplement to my book, A Marvelous Mustang. This is a 45 minute DVD that shows us working together over months and years as my mustang learned what he needed to know to live with humans. It is available from CreateSpace.com/382931 and Amazon.com. Please go to my website, http://www.jladendorf.com for more information.
Humans need to see horses as they really are, not as they believe or want them to be. In my new book, I have used my extensive research to illuminate my sixty-five years of experience with horses and horse people. The result is book for serious horsemen, thinking riders, and horse lovers. Read it to find out how human beliefs affect equine behavior, to discover new ideas about equine abilities, and to learn how horses can understand the language of the aids.
My book is now available in paperback from
It is also available in e-format from Smashwords.com and Amazon.com. For more information, please go to my website, http://www.jladendorf.com.
On April 22, 2013 I Presented the historical background for my novel to a large group of senior citizens though the SALT (Seniors Actively Learning Together). Turnout was tremendous and presentation went well.
The Book Club at the Burnsville YMCA picked my novel and we meet to discuss it on June 4, 2013.
In Sept. 2012, I did three presentations that all went well.
Breed Facts and Myths
Horse Behavior and Human Views
Theories of Horse Human Communication
This May, I did a presenttion on the historical background of my novel, Heart of a Falcon, in the Meet the Author series sponsored by the Rosemount Area Arts Council. It went well.
Skan went to the 2012 Minnesota Horse Expo as a breed representative. He had a great time, meeting new people and showing off in the Hippodrome. I did a Power Point presentation on our book and a signing at Blue Ribbon Books, both of which went well.
My exciting historic western has just been released by Whiskey Creek Press.
In 1830, my heroine travels from Virginia to Oklahoma by keelboat with her family. On her journey or at Fort Gibson, will she find friends who accept her unusual self? Will she find the silver mustang she has ridden so many times in her medicine dreams?
It is available in e-book for $6.99 and paperback for $17.95 at Amazon. The publisher sells the paperback for $16.95. Signed copies are also available from the author.
Mary Daniels did a fantastic review of my book in the Nov. issue of Dressage Today. Quotations from it are on my website. Also included in this issue was a beautiful picture of Skan galloping across the pasture. It accidentally got left out of the August issue on Baroque horses.
We took the equine hero of A Marveous Mustang to the Minnesota State Fair on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011 as a breed representative. For a horse who had never been shown, he did extremely well. Thousands got to see him, admire him, and some got to pet him. He had to go into the Hippodrome all by himself, but behaved beautifully. His behavior was a tribute to his training and his trust in his human friends. We posted a flyer on his book on his stall and handed out information cards to all interested people.