A Horse Named Duke

by Georgann S. Koenig



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 12/19/2006

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 8.5x11
Page Count : 32
ISBN : 9781425941048

About the Book

Horses have always been part of my  of my life.  I grew up with horses, they were a part of our family since I can remember  and  for 12 years was active in rodeos with the Country Spice Drill Team . I still participate in horse shows in dressage and ride with the Santa Fe Hunt Club in Temecula, California. As a Director of a child care center I have often wished that there were more picture books about horses and the pleasure and enjoyment they bring to children.  So one day I decided to stop wishing an write one!


A Horse Named Duke is a special story about a special horse that my husand, Chuck, rescued from abuse.  Duke was a difficult horse at first and had to be handled carefully; he liked to do things his way.  But Chuck was patient and gave him lots of freedom to adjust to his surroundings.  Eventually, Duke's personality blossomed, and he became the lead horse on the ranch.  His antics described in the book actually happened and his story had to  be told.


About the Author

Georgann Koenig received a master's degree in human development from Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena, California.  She has been a consultant, trainer and college instructor in early childhood education, for eighteen years and an Executive Director for a Child Care Consortium in Banning, California. She received the prestigious Creating Hope Award from the Riverside County Child Abuse Council for her work fostering inclusive settings for children with special needs.  She lives in the mountains above Temecula, California, on the Zip A  De Do Da Ranch with her husband, Chuck, and ten horses, four dogs, and 20 chickens.