Show Barn Blues

Show Barn Blues Grace has built her life on show horses It s been a good life too she mounts her wealthy students on European warmbloods competes her horses on Florida s rigorous A circuit and runs the nicest barn

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  • Title: Show Barn Blues
  • Author: Natalie Keller Reinert
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 118
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Grace has built her life on show horses It s been a good life, too she mounts her wealthy students on European warmbloods, competes her horses on Florida s rigorous A circuit, and runs the nicest barn in the neighborhood Then, suddenly, it s the only barn in the neighborhood As Grace s country town becomes a sun drenched playground of pools and golf courses, she vowsGrace has built her life on show horses It s been a good life, too she mounts her wealthy students on European warmbloods, competes her horses on Florida s rigorous A circuit, and runs the nicest barn in the neighborhood Then, suddenly, it s the only barn in the neighborhood As Grace s country town becomes a sun drenched playground of pools and golf courses, she vows that no bulldozer will ever touch her farm With her neighbors selling their farms and moving to isolated corners of Florida, she finds herself fighting off land hungry developers alone until Kennedy comes along Kennedy is everything Grace doesn t want around her bustling show barn a pleasure rider who would rather wander in the woods than tackle a show jumping course Kennedy might make for an unlikely sidekick, but she s just the inspiration Grace needs to fight back against the developers who want to bulldoze her corner of Floridian wilderness and, eventually, against the wilderness itself.

    One thought on “Show Barn Blues”

    1. Loved this book! What an interesting, behind-the-scenes look at a high end show barn. Grace was such a strong leading character I felt very much invested in her story arc. Fun too that she was an older lady instead of the often more typical "young, beautiful heroine" - her complete acceptance of her age and her comfortable-in-her-own skin demeanor was a breath of fresh air. Also love how this book ultimately line up with the Eventing series.

    2. Show Barn Blues brilliantly captures the bizarre social dynamic present at so many show barns: on one hand, on some level most professionals who work with horses are passionate about riding, otherwise they wouldn’t put up with the long hours, danger, and financial instability that is an inevitable part of the horse industry. On the other hand, staying in business means showing almost constantly and the decision to show is seldom a reflection of the amateur rider’s competence or the horse’s [...]

    3. The writing here isn't the best I've seen, but it was certainly fun to spend a few days in a 'horsey' world. Horse people will enjoy this.

    4. I read this book after reading Pride (even though it was published before), and it didn't make a difference at all. It just read like extremely well-detailed backstory. I loved the struggle Grace faced on a daily basis with handling her students' every question or complaint, and the ever-looming development companies constantly drowning her in brochures and unwarranted visits. Add the usual stress of round-the-clock horse care and ever-piling bills, and it was a realistic (though not dream-crush [...]

    5. This was a fun read because of the characters involved and the typical attitude that my daughter and I used to call "as the barn turns". The descriptions of Florida were quite a bit different in "Blues"than in many of my previous horsy type books. Look forward toa few more of these quick reads.

    6. Satisfying, enjoyable, fun. Learned a lot about Florida. Nice how the story intertwines with Jules's story.

    7. Really enjoyed this one. Having grown up watching my riding country shrink through ever-encroaching development, I totally related to the main character and her feelings of despair as the land around her changes rapidly. Memorable characters, both human and equine, shine in this book. A very good read!

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