Episode 110: On Long Riding the Midwest, Saddle Anatomy & Overcoming Loss with Lisa D. Stewart (Equestrian Author Spotlight Podcast)
Episode 110: Welcome to the Equestrian Author Spotlight podcast! In each episode, you’ll hear inspirational stories from horse book authors, including writing advice and marketing tips to help you write your own horse book. If you are an author, aspire to be an author, or simply love horse books, then you are in the right place!
In this Equestrian Author Spotlight podcast episode, you'll meet Lisa D. Stewart, author of The Big Quiet: One Woman's Horseback Ride Home.
Lisa discusses the 500-mile solo horseback trip she undertook at the age of 54 on her horse, Chief. As a woman alone, with one horse, traveling through the Midwest, she was forced to face the pain of her past, embrace the beauty of the present, and envision an empowered future for herself.
Lisa's epic journey of self-discovery inspired her to document modern rural America's people, animals, and land, which ultimately led to the publication of her memoir.
Saddle up for a conversation about long riding a horse alone across the Midwest, overcoming the past and saddle anatomy discoveries.
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About Lisa D. Stewart
Lisa D. Stewart is the author of The Big Quiet—One Woman’s Horseback Ride Home, which is a memoir about a 500-mile solo horseback trip she took at the age of 54 in 2012 on her horse, Chief.
Her first trip, 3,000 miles over seven-and-a-half months with her former husband in 1982 gave her the skills and courage to finally take the trip she had dreamed about since she was a girl—alone, with one horse, through the Midwest. The Big Quiet won the Thorpe Menn Award and was a finalist for the High Plains Book Award in 2022.
Lisa also is a poet and commercial writer in Prairie Village, Kansas, and she specializes in research and business planning for agriculture companies and urban nonprofit organizations.
Between 1984 and 1999, she and her former husband created and grew Ortho-Flex Saddle Company, after their 3,000-mile horseback trip with five horses taught them about the relationship between saddles and the biomechanics and soundness of the horse. The couple produced and sold more than 25,000 patented saddles with accessories in more than 30 countries.
She has published more than 100 articles on that topic of saddle fit. She currently is completing a book about the relationship between saddles, equine biomechanics, and proper palpation techniques for soreness.
She has two grown children in Kansas City and lives with her husband, Robert Stewart, editor emeritus of New Letters Magazine at the University of Missouri – Kansas City, and their dog, Paddy.
Connect with Lisa D. Stewart
Buy the Book: https://www.amazon.com/Big-Quiet-Womans-Horseback-Ride/
Lisa is available for speaking engagements. She provides services free to clubs and stables in the Kansas City region and with travel expenses paid for groups outside the area.
She will come to trail rides and also teach riders how to palpate horses’ backs for soreness caused by saddles, something even veterinarians and equine physical therapists and chiropractors are often not taught.
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Carly Kade is an award-winning author, horse owner, creativity coach, and the host of the Equestrian Author Spotlight Podcast. She helps fellow writers start, grow, and expand their author careers. Creative writing makes her spurs jingle!
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