Crissi McDonald, who now calls Colorado home, spent her Arizona childhood looking for horses to ride. As a teenager and young adult, she traded barn work for riding lessons and spent summers on cattle ranches and running horse programs at a Girl Scouts of America camp; along the way, she earned a BA in philosophy from Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff. Now a trainer and a certified Masterson Method equine bodyworker, she travels with her husband, Mark Rashid, offering clinics nationally and internationally.
Along with horses, Crissi has had a lifelong interest in writing and photography; her articles have been published in The Bark, and her photographs have been used in several of Mark Rashid’s books. Through her blog, she connects with those looking for ways to build deep and trusting relationships with their horses. "Continuing The Ride," is her first book.
On an ordinary sunny day, a forty-year life with horses imploded. When the author finds herself hospitalized after a freak horse accident, she realizes the life she loved and made her living by has fallen apart. Written for horse enthusiasts who are struggling with fear or enjoy a good horse story, this book blends self-help with memoir and practical steps to rebuild confidence.