The Arab and the Donk

"The Arab & the Donk" has a rhyming text and a lively palette that combine with the balance of drama and comedy in this story of an Arabian horse in Maine becoming lifelong friends with a rescued donkey from Texas.

 

Sani, the Arabian, tells his story; Daisy Donkey tells hers, then they relate their combined tales of getting to know one another and togetherness.

 

Sani and Daisy are real and owned by the author.

 

"The Arab & the Donk" is available from Amazon.com and other online booksellers, or from this website.

 

 

 

 

General Patton Rescues the Horses

 

 

 

 

General Patton Rescues the Horses

"General Patton Rescues the Horses" is told by a rescued Polish Arabian stallion, Witez II.

 

Witez II, one of the most outstanding and magnificent Polish Arabian stallions ever, tells the true story of how General George S. Patton and Colonel Charles H. Reed saved hundreds of noble horses from being slaughtered and eaten by the Russian Red Army near the end of the Second World War. Witez II actually lived the story, who better to tell it.

 

Gen. Patton and Col. Reed, both avid lifelong horse lovers, combined talents to capture and rescue the best-of-the-best breeding stock the Third Reich had gathered at Hostau Stud Farm in Czechoslovakia 1936-45, including hundreds of Lipizzans and Arabians.

For horse lovers, this story is epic and could have been devastating for both breeds had it played out differently.

 

"General Patton Rescues the Horses" will be available as a Kindle ebook and is available as a large print trade paperback from Amazon.com and other online booksellers, or from this website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Me and Chief

"ME and CHIEF" is about the last 20 years of Sitting Bullís life, as told by his horse, Blackie.

 

Based on true historical events, this novel covers the years 1870-1890. During these years as Chief and Holy Man of the Lakota Sioux, Sitting Bull fought for, advised, counseled and represented his people, trying to enable them to live free on the northern plains as they had always done, all while the government declared them 'hostiles' and sent military to round them up and contain them to living on designated reservations.

 

Sitting Bull and Blackie were involved in the Battle on the Rosebud, present during Custer's defeat, fled to Canada, surrendered to the U.S. military, took part in Buffalo Billís Wild West shows, and raised horses from his home on the Grand River in South Dakota until his untimely murder.

 

"ME and CHIEF" is available as a Kindle ebook at Amazon.com, as a trade paperback from online booksellers, or from this website. "ME and CHIEF" is available in large print as well.

 

Top-left: Sitting Bull's War Ponies, Bloated Jaw and Blackie, Leslie Zantow, www.lesliezantow.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cowgirl Country

Cowgirl Country"Cowgirl Country" is a contemporary novel based on a true story. A divorced, fortyish, business woman fulfills her lifelong dreams by working as a horse wrangler and trail guide at a dude ranch in Wyoming.

 

Her adventures take her from rodeos, endurance races, and pack trips over the Continental Divide into Yellowstone National Park to training wild mustangs in Montana and wrangling horse-pack trips into the Shoshone-Teton National Forests.

 

This book is an enjoyable read for any horse lover or fan of the west.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Dayes of Wyoming

"The Dayes of Wyoming" is an historical novel featuring horse trainer, Bertha, and mountain man, Charlie Daye. The stories take place during the late 1800s to early 1900s in northern Wyoming, from Johnson County, east of the Bighorns, to Yellowstone, west of the Continental Divide.

This was an exciting time of change in Wyoming: Wyoming Territory was admitted into the Union; the end of the trappers' rendezvous precipitated a decline in the fur trade and mountain men; Wyoming's Civil War took place east of the Bighorns in Johnson County; with Yellowstone recently declared a national park, Cody became a thriving community as its eastern entrance; and work began on the Shoshone Dam, later known as the Buffalo Bill Dam and Reservoir. Hundreds of thousands of bison no longer dotted the Wyoming landscape and their disappearance was soon followed by the extinction of wolves and severely diminished herds of wild mustangs.

Bertha and Charlie Daye experienced it all, and more . . . from guiding eastern guests into remote mountain paradise, rounding up wild horses, and riding in thrilling overland horse races, to adopting children traveling west on one of the famous Orphan Trains

"The Dayes of Wyoming" is available as a Kindle ebook at Amazon.com, Nook at Barnes & Noble, in regular book form from online booksellers, or from this website.

 

 

The Dayes of Wyoming

 

 

 

 

Author Patricia Gott and Sani

 

From her home outside a small town in Maine, Patricia seeks out life experiences that have taken her to five continents and forty-seven states. She was a ranch wrangler and trail guide for four summers in Wyoming, thus her obvious familiarity and love of Wyoming, which is the setting of her western stories. She started riding at the age of eight and has owned, raised, and trained horses ever since, accounting for her knowledge and experience with horses as detailed in her cowgirl books and children's horse stories.

 

Ms. Gott is a retired businesswoman and professional photographer as well as an author of thirteen books. Enjoy reading about her books and looking at some of her great photography on this website!

 

You may contact Patricia at pgott@gwi.net