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The Blue Dog and The White Horse, ‘Adventures on a Texas Ranch’, shares the experiences of Gracie, a once homeless, blue heeler cattle dog, and Max, a dapple gray horse – who with age, has turned white in color.

Gracie was adopted as a puppy, underweight, unhealthy, and afraid of almost everything – including men, vehicles, cords, ropes, and loud noises – pretty much everything you’d expect to see and hear on a Texas ranch. Max is a well-trained, highly-skilled retired Texas roping horse; he is also one of the smartest animals you’ll ever meet. Retired and living out his days on a ranch, he was well cared for but seemed a little sad. His needs were being met, but perhaps not his wants. And then the two animals – different in seemingly every way – met and the bond was almost immediate. Gracie, the young dog who had never had a home learned from Max how to be strong and confident and Max, who was retired learned he still had a purpose.

The stories in the book are true and took place on two different ranches in the beautiful Hill Country of central Texas. The conversations between Gracie and Max are the author’s interpretations as she watched them communicate on many different levels. The book is written for kids who love dogs, horses, animals and are curious about life on a Texas ranch and for parents and adults who enjoy the lessons that our animal friends have to teach us.

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L.B., Enchanted Homes Magazine

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C.M., Local readers of the Taos News & Tempo Magazine

“Sometimes we get so busy with life that we forget what’s really important and this book brings it back into focus and gives you a kind of a reset that we sometimes need. I highly recommend this book and it’s not just for kids.”

P.A., Austin, TX

“I gave this book to my 2nd grade daughter for Christmas and she loved reading about the friendship between the dog and horse. It was a story that she didn’t want to put down and hopes there is a sequel.”

M.N., USA

“Full of friendship and compassion, this is a delightful story about a remarkable friendship between a horse and a dog. The author does a lovely job of speaking through the animals as they explore through their eyes and actions when they spend time together on a ranch.”

M.B, Harrisonburg, VA

“My four-year-old loves having this book read to him! It is a beautiful, well-written story that can teach valuable lessons about friendship to adults and children alike.”

A.C. USA

“Wonderful book with beautiful illustrations, my little one enjoyed it while I read it to her. Very detailed and descriptive making the story come to life!”

M.D. USA

“Heartwarming and well-written, which is no surprise coming from the author. Haven Lindsey puts her heart into everything she does.”

D.P., Portland, ME 

“The stories are so eloquently told. It’s a children’s book but I loved it.”

H.M., South Portland, ME 

“Haven Lindsey needs to be discovered. She can make you feel with her words. This book about a dog and a horse warmed my heart. It brought me back to a time when life was simpler.”

C.L., Dayton, OH

“I ordered this book for my children and not only did they enjoy it, but I did as well! It truly captures the empathic connection that two animals can have and the journey they can go on together. The stories are beautifully composed, heartfelt, and entertaining! My children were engaged from the very beginning.”

S.B, Staten Island, NY