Welcome!

Once upon a time in the enchanted village of Lahaina on the island of Maui, Hawaii, there was a charming, quirky bookstore + coffee shop combination called Upstart Crow & Company. I loved the casual, friendly, hospitable atmosphere and it was the first bookstore I had visited that allowed you to drink and eat at the same time as reading books right off the shelves…with no pressure to buy. It was the best of all worlds.

My vision for this website is to provide my visitors with just that feeling…to hang out with lots of fascinating things to read and be part of an interesting equestrian community that crosses all disciplines. We’ll be co-creating an ever-building resource of published books, articles, blog posts, guest bloggers, interview podcasts, and more.

About me…

Lifelong horseman, equestrian journalist with over 100 published articles, former editor of an equestrian magazine, co-author of a bestselling book about training horses in-hand, and now publisher of carefully curated equestrian offerings. My equine muse of the past 15 years is my Andalusian heart-stealer, Valentín. Wherever those brown eyes go, I follow.

The horse is not the way out, it is the way in. 

~ Joseph Berto