Newcomer to the Horse World (Pre-Order)

How to Do Right By Horses…and Not Be Taken for a Ride

Andrea Sinner, Esq.



Coming in October 2024

An insider’s guide for the amateur equestrian.

Andrea Sinner embarked on her equestrian journey at age 30 while navigating an all-consuming global consulting career. A neophyte with little to guide her but passion, she found the horse world's customs and complexities challenging. After 25 years of hard-earned lessons and continuous growth, Sinner now shares the wisdom she fought to gain along the way, with a book for adults who are newcomers to the equestrian lifestyle as she once was.

Whether riders themselves or the parents of horse-crazy children, the equestrian realm can be daunting and often perplexing to those beginning their journey with horses. Luckily, Sinner’s book serves as a comprehensive insider's guide, offering a sensible pathway to enjoying the company of horses while always advocating for their welfare. Sinner’s advice is clear and on point, helping readers confidently find their place among both the professionals and the lifelong enthusiasts in this unique world.

Rather than focusing on horse care or riding—topics she acknowledges are well covered in existing published works—Sinner aims to help readers integrate smoothly into the equestrian community on their own terms. She deftly demystifies the often bewildering culture, traditions, conventions, and unwritten rules, and offers “watch-outs” to help shield the novice from the less savory characters and practices that unfortunately can be encountered in the industry. You’ll find advice on:

  • Appreciating the unique language, relationships, and responsibilities
  • Defining your values, boundaries, and objectives
  • Understanding the financial costs, including (most importantly) exceptional horse care
  • Finding the right barn, trainer, and horse
  • Building a quality horse care team
  • Being a good client and member of the barn
  • Preparing for the psychological elements of the sport
  • And much more

Throughout, Sinner delves into what it means to intend to “do right” by horses and guides readers on extending their involvement in the sport only as far as that intention can be realized. Learn how to form deep connections and elevate your time spent with horses and horse people from a hobby to a transformative journey. Whether taking up riding for the first time (ever, or in many years) or guiding a horse-crazy child through the maze of learning to ride, Sinner’s thorough and thoughtful book promises positive experiences and happy moments in the barn, at the ring, and in the company of your horse.

Additional Information

Author: Andrea Sinner, Esq.

Format: Paperback

Page Count: 288

Illustrations: 25 illustrations and charts

ISBN: 9781646012619

By Andrea Sinner, Esq.

Andrea Sinner, Esq., retired from the global consulting firm Accenture in 2014 as an executive managing director. During her 24 years there, she collaborated with multi-national clients and innovative teams for consulting partnerships spanning technology, process, organization, business process outsourcing, technology outsourcing, organization redesign, and company transformation. Sinner graduated from the University Miami School of Law, summa cum laude, in 2017 to embark on her second career. Her primary occupation (in addition to caring for and being with her horses) is being a Legacy Architect and Estate Planning Attorney for equestrians in her Florida law firm “Stable Legacies PLLC.”  Since 2021, in collaboration with the Dean Emerita at the University of Miami School of Law, Sinner also teaches an innovative first-year elective titled “The Future of Legal Practice.” Leveraging her technology consulting background and experience running the ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Education, Sinner supports forward-looking law students thinking deeply about being prepared for, and indeed, creating, the future of legal service delivery. Newcomer to the Horse World is her first book.