Marion N. Seidel

Biography

Marion N. Seidel’s equestrian journey has traversed two continents and spanned nearly four decades. Born in Düsseldorf, Germany, her love of horses drew her to the race track and as a teenager, Marion became an apprentice jockey. For sixteen years she poured all of her love and passion for the majestic animals and racing, also known as “The Sport of Kings” into her work. In 1992, Marion made a move to Florida and continued working in the field as an exercise rider.

It was then that she was presented with a stark contrast of ideology between her home in Germany and of Europe as a whole, and how the Thoroughbred Horse Racing industry was run and operated in the United States. She was confronted with an astounding amount of performance enhancing medication administered to the animals, as well as drug use, and abuse forced upon them by the trainers. Training methods that were taboo in Europe were commonplace in the U.S., and Marion became disenfranchised with the entire structure of the industry. In 1995, she made the decision to step away from the sport and from the animals she loved because she couldn’t reconcile what she saw as abuse.

In 2011, Marion earned her Thoroughbred Trainer's License and it was also the time she felt moved to share her story and lifetime of experience with the equestrian world.

Marion has penned three novels since 2013. JUST ANOTHER RACE HORSE, RACE HORSE TRAINING: COMPARED, and FROM RACE HORSE TO TRAIL HORSE TO PET were all published within a year of one another, and showcase the knowledge and insight Marion has earned over almost forty years of working with the animals she loves.

Marion has become a champion for Thoroughbred Horses and continues to work with, and care for them today. She hopes to raise awareness and garner compassion for the beautiful animals being abused every day, simply for the entertainment of race fans. Marion’s next novel (Title and Release Date-TBA) is in production and promises to once again showcase her passion for, her love of, and her knowledge about Thoroughbreds and the industry in which many of them in the United States are trapped.

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Books

Race Horse Training: Compared (2nd Edition)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,620. Language: American English. Published: February 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian
In a touching part memoir, part training guide, author Marion N.Seidel opens the doors and our hearts to the exciting world of thoroughbred horse racing! In leaving her beloved Germany to live in America, Ms. Seidel soon realized working in the U.S. horse racing market is vastly different than working in the European market, as she compares the two styles of horse racing, European and American.
From Race Horse to Trail Horse and Pet
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,260. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian
Becoming a race horse is a grueling marathon training event. FROM RACE HORSE TO TRAIL HORSE AND PET is the non-fictional memoir of Billy, an ex thoroughbred race horse, who’s able to look back over a young but profound life and shares his deeply moving story! To his surprise, Billy finds out he first must learn to be like a natural horse - something he’s never been taught. With many photos inside.
Just Another Race Horse
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 25,910. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Equestrian
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Sonny is JUST ANOTHER RACE HORSE with a story to tell that will open a well of emotion in your soul and melt your heart as you read each endearing page of his young life! His life story is told from his own perspective and he talks about his experiences with the dark side of horse racing - where being drugged, overworked and exploited is considered normal for many horses.

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