I get a lot of e-mails asking about the horses in my stories. I mention several breeds and colors and most people are not familiar with them. Then I get those e-mails 'lecturing' me about incorrect information I give about them. The main issues some take with me is my reference to size. I often describe 'Onyx' as big or huge, to me it's all perspective, Zak is the smallest of the boys and he rides a big black horse. Every horse can seem huge to someone. Alot of it has less to do with the height of the horse and more the sheer size of the horse.
But, anyways, I've gone scouring the web to find pictures that best reflect the horses that I most frequently refer to in the stories. I thought visual aides might be helpful.
Of course, I have to start with Onyx, Zak's Freisian stallion.
Phoenix, Dusty's mustang.
Ash, Mattie's Andalusian.
Revanche, Spin's Warmblood.
Apollo, Zak & Dusty's Arabian gelding.
Angel, Danny's Arabian mare.
Whisper, CJ's Paint gelding.
Zephyr, the Arabian mare that Zak learned English riding with.
And here's a sneak preview of three new horses that will be part of the story. Can't tell you who's they are yet...
Dodger, _____'s black Arabian gelding.
Keystone, ______'s bay Thoroughbred.
Scout, _______'s Paint Pony.
Hope the visuals help everyone.
Tomorrow, Chapter Four of 'Lessons Learned' will be posted on www.gayauthors.org and submitted to Nifty. The mystery of Danny's disappearance will start to be solved in this chapter.