Melinda Folse, author of THE SMART WOMAN’S GUIDE TO MIDLIFE HORSES, spent an hour chatting with Rick Lamb, host of television and radio’s hit show THE HORSE SHOW WITH RICK LAMB (Rick is also the author of HUMAN TO HORSEMAN–a fabulously written book about his journey from greenhorn to knowledgeable horse owner and the famous trainers and clinicians he’s spent time with over the years).

Melinda and Rick talked about the stage of our journey we know as “midlife” and how “reflection,” and time management play hugely into our ability to make horses part of our day-to-day existence. Horses at midlife, whether your ride them or not, provide quality relationships we often can’t find in our human counterparts. They give us reason to pause in the middle of a busy day, and reason to rush home after work at the end of the week.

Melinda and Rick touch upon important aspects of midlife horsemanship such as finding the right horse for you where you are now; facing (and dealing with) fear of horses and riding even though you love them, using tips from Mary Wanless, John Lyons, and Matt Johnson; and how horses can make you a better person and provide a means for “giving back” to society.

Don’t miss this intelligent and inspiring conversation between two of the horse industry’s most thoughtful and talented authors. Check out Melinda Folse on THE HORSE SHOW WITH RICK LAMB and don’t forget to order your copy of THE SMART WOMAN’S GUIDE TO MIDLIFE HORSES, available at the TSB bookstore,where shipping in the US is always FREE.


And visit Melinda’s online “Midlife Horse” community, where you can find sisterly support, tips, advice, and good laughs on Facebook: