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Featured Friday: Horse Country by Christine Meunier

17:46:00 Jo Linsdell 1 Comments

Title: Horse Country: A World of Horses
Author: Christine Meunier 




Book blurb:
Christine Meunier has lived a life breathing, dreaming and working with horses in the thoroughbred industry in Australia and has also travelled overseas to work in the industry.  Horse Country takes her own personal experiences woven into a story about four young women studying and working in the horse industry.

Follow Lise and Wes as they work their way around North East Victoria, Australia in the seasonal world of breeding thoroughbreds.  Horse Country follows the seasons of the thoroughbred industry and what the day to day of working on a stud could look like.

A few hours away, Maddie and Melanie are working hard in their parent’s metropolitan riding school, teaching others about horse riding and care of the horse.  From the nervous first time rider, to the child who wants to run fast and jump high, the young women shape lessons to suit the individual.

Horses offer a great opportunity to study, learn, work and develop an incredible career around the world.  Set in Australia, this novel shows that the land down under is indeed a Horse Country.Horse

Purchasing details:
http://www.horsecountrybook.com/ provides all the details necessary to purchase the book in hard copy and ebook format.
http://www.facebook.com/HorseCountryBook also provides excerpts, reviews, other marketing, etc

Author Bio:
Christine Meunier considers herself introduced to the wonderful world of horses at the late age of 13 when her parents agreed to lease a horse for her.  She started experiencing horses via books from a young age and continues to do so, but recognises that horses cannot be learnt solely from books.

She has been studying horses from age 16, starting with the Certificate II in Horse Studies and is currently undertaking her Bachelor of Equine Science via distance education.

Christine has worked at numerous thoroughbred studs in Australia as well as overseas in Ireland for a breeding season.

She then gained experience in a couple of Melbourne based horse riding schools, instructing at a basic level before heading off overseas again, this time to South Africa to spend hours in the saddle of endurance and trail horses on the Wild Coast.

Particularly passionate about the world of breeding horses, she teaches equine studies focused on breeding, at a TAFE, Victoria, Australia.

She also writes a blog about equine education which you can view at http://equus-blog.com/

Q and A’s:
Do you have another job outside of writing?

Absolutely!  I teach about horses at a tertiary level in Australia, generally about the breeding of horses.

Did you have any say in your cover art? What do you think of it?

Yes.  I was encouraged by my mother to get it done professionally and filled in a questionnaire from the designer of what I wanted.  The cover photo is actually one I took whilst working on a stud.  I’m rapt with what’s been designed.

Where do you live now?

In North East Victoria where a lot of thoroughbred studs are found.

What would you like readers to know about you?

I’m incredibly passionate about education in the equine field and love helping people learn about potential career paths with horses.

What made you want to write your novel, Horse Country? Was it to talk about the equine industry in Australia or just horses in general?

I would often tell my parents about things that had occurred to me or friends at work and had them laughing about some entertaining events.  My mother kept on telling me I should write these down and that’s how the story started.


Now the main idea of releasing Horse Country is to invite others to discover how much fun it can be to work in the horse industry – anywhere around the world – and what great characters can be met, travel opportunities and career opportunities.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jo!

    Thanks so much for featuring my novel!

    Christine

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