Workshop: Horse Sense For Your Characters 05/04/2020 – 05/29/2020

Horse Sense For Your Characters

Instructor Name Shanon Donnelly
Workshop Start Date 05/04/2020
Workshop End Date 05/29/2020
Workshop Hosted By HHRW
About the Workshop Most folks today have limited experience as mounted riders,
even less for side saddle, or driving a carriage, or training a horse for the
movements once used by knights. This workshop provides some basic horse sense
through the ages so your horses act more like characters who enrich your story
and less like cars or other inanimate transportation objects.

We’ll cover:

General Horse Sense – Habit and herds: Horse Personality,
Basic gaits, Useful Terms

Carriage and Riding Horses – What’s the difference?

Quick Trip Through History: Ancient Times, Palfrey/Destrier,
The West: Knights of the Plains

England: Town and Country – Hunting season, ladies’ mounts,
side saddle myths, Rotten Row

Basic Transport – Times, distances, and comfort, public
transport of the coaching era

The Racing World – The sport of Kings; The sport of Queens

Special Breeds – Arabian, Lippizan, Akhal-Teke, Fresian,
Viking’s Horse: Islandic Ponies


Shannon Donnelly’s writing has won numerous awards,
including a nomination for Romance Writer’s of America’s RITA award, the Grand
Prize in the “Minute Maid Sensational Romance Writer” contest, judged
by Nora Roberts, and others. Her writing has repeatedly earned 4½ Star Top Pick
reviews from Romantic Times magazine, as well as praise from Booklist and other
reviewers, who note: “simply superb”…”wonderfully
uplifting”….and “beautifully written.”

In addition to her Regency romances, she is the author of
the Mackenzie Solomon, Demon/Warders Urban Fantasy series, Burn Baby Burn and
Riding in on a Burning Tire, and the SF/Paranormal, Edge Walkers. Her work has
been on the top seller list of and includes the Historical romances,
The Cardros Ruby and Paths of Desire. Her Regency romance, Lady Chance, was
awarded the Indie BRAG God Medallion.

She is the author of several young adult horror stories, and
has also written computer games and offers editing and writing workshops. She
lives in New Mexico with two horses, two donkeys, two dogs, and the one love of
her life. Since moving to New Mexico she has become a volunteer EMT and
firefighter. Shannon can be found online at

Workshop Platform GroupsIo
Workshop Cost $15 for HHRW members / $25 for non-members
Registration Link

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