Three volumes of Rebecca Ondov's Christian Horse Stories
Rebecca Ondov's books have been huge hits with HoofPrints' customers. Great Horse Stories, Heavenly Horse Stories and Horse Tales From Heaven are fascinating - who knew one person's life as a wilderness pack horse guide could hold so much adventure? And some of it not so safe... Fortunately, she's got her faith to guide her - and luckily for us, she's chronicled her stories in these books so we can learn and be inspired, too.
We offer these as a set so you can read them all and SAVE - Order the set and these books are under $12. each!
We have some sample chapters to download, and you can order the books here.

Gina's note: Rebecca's books are divided into chapters (Horse Tales is 54, Horse Sense is 50, and Horse Stories is 48), each is a short (adventure) story with a Biblical lesson tied in. Some are humorous, others serious; you can pick this up and start reading from anywhere, and enjoy what you read. Here's one of my favorite stories from Horse Tales from Heaven:
Excerpt from Chapter 28 "Frozen Long Johns"

"Snow squeaked with each footstep. From the way it sounded, the temperature had dropped below zero already. Untying my tent door flap, I remembered my long johns. I walked behind the tent. The glow of the lantern illuminated a sheet of ice on the clothesline. My jaw dropped. They were frozen - spread eagle. I tried pinching the clothespins open, but they were frozen solid. If I had a decent tent I would be out here freezing, trying to get this off that line, I murmured. I tried using both hands to pinch the clothespins open, but it was like they were super-glued. Setting the lantern in the snow, I grabbed the long johns by the ankles and jerked. Whop! They came loose from the clothesline and fell like a chunk of lead into the snow.

Steam rose from my breath as I picked up the lantern with my left hand. Reaching down with my right, I picked up the board-like long johns. Carrying them by the top, I walked to the tent and pushed that itty-bitty tent flap open a crack. Waves of heat rolled off the lantern. Holding it so that it wouldn't burn a hole in the tent, I held the long johns in my right hand and tried to manipulate them through the door... but the outstretched legs were wider than the tent flap. I tried using my knee to poke the legs through that small hole. I got one leg in. The other leg caught on the tent frame. This is ridiculous!

I backed out of the tent and turned the long johns sideways, carrying them like a suitcase. This time one leg hung up on my duffel bag and I tripped. I hope nobody's watching me dance with frozen underwear! Suddenly I broke out laughing. I'm dancing with long johns because they are stiff. They're not flexible at all. Not flexible... Something reverberated in my mind. Hmmm... the long johns were exactly like my frozen attitude about this tent. My attitude was making my life miserable, not Jack for choosing this tent."
An Extra Flake - Snack for the Spirit - the story behind the title
When our horses are restless, cooped up because of weather or pawing in the trailer, we feed them a flake of hay. More than a diversion, chewing hay settles their nerves and gives them a sense of security. This sweet book will give you something to chew on, so to speak, when you need a little pick-me-up. Light hearted, short stories remind us of days in the barn; the truth of those experiences resonates with eternal truth - that we matter and our lives have purpose.
I found this book quite by accident, or rather, it found me. Last summer when I was in the throes of catalog layout, freaking out because I was past deadline, I put out an appeal to my Facebook friends for some extra eyes to proofread my effort so I didn't do things like, oh, leave off a price, or spell something wrong...

Several kind souls offered, one of which was Maureen Gallatin. Which was a jackpot for me as she previously was in charge of doing the catalogs for a horse book publisher!

Maureen mentioned that she'd just finished up this book; it's a compilation of posts from her blog by the same name, combined with beautiful color photos. This one is also short chapters, so easy to pick up and enjoy in small bites. I mean flakes.
Are you done with your Christmas shopping?
Consider ordering HoofPrints' own Favorite Horse Quotes Calendar for 2021.
Each month has all the traditional holidays noted, as well as dozens of fun and interesting horse related anniversaries. ALSO MAKES A GREAT GIFT! - Shipping is FREE and I can send it directly to your recipient along with a hand written gift card.
Shown here is April; this month features Sybil Ludington. She is celebrated as a heroine of the American Revolutionary War. She rode to alert militia forces in the towns of Putnam County, New York and Danbury, Connecticut on the night of April 26, 1777 at age 16, warning of the approach of the British. Ludington reportedly rode more than twice the distance attributed to Paul Revere and was much younger.
There's a larger than life statue dedicated to her in Carmel, NY; that's the background image behind the calendar numbers. More about her here.
The calendar is a super deal, too, each month also features a Coupon Code to be used for big savings on selected items that month, with the biggest being a refund of the entire purchase price of the calendar ($14.95) to be used on your $40+ order placed in 2020.
Have you already ordered? Wondering where the heck your package is?
You are not alone. USPS is experiencing unprecedented delays in service. This is the worst I have seen in 30+ years.
Horrifyingly, both First Class and Priority Mail packages that normally take 2-3 days are approaching 2 weeks. Tracking is updating sporadically (or not at all) and many packages are showing they've not yet been picked up! Folks are justifiably upset.

For the record: If you receive shipment notification from HoofPrints, your order absolutely has left the warehouse. Every piece of mail that enters our small town post office, leaves that night on a truck bound for the Indianapolis distribution center. I've been in our post office many times. It is small, and the sorting area is wide open. There is no way there could be a mound of packages in some corner that got left behind. What happens after they get to Indy, however, is somewhat of a mystery to me.

I belong to several online retailer groups, and some are saying that signing up for USPS' Text Tracking service and making an inquiry can help get a stuck package moving again. Your results may vary. To sign up go here

If you didn't receive a confirmation email from HoofPrints with a tracking number for your order, email me gina@hoofprints.com and I'll send it to you. Confirmation emails are generated automatically, and sometimes get caught by SPAM filters.

UPS seems to be delivering on schedule (so far) and for the time being I've switched most of my order shipments to that carrier instead. Thanks in advance for everyone's patience; we're all in this together.
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