I can make a General in
five minutes but a good
horse is hard to replace.
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K&B started publishing the first Horse Tales for the Soul books in 2000. Our goal was to produce one
book with respected teacher/trainer and speaker, Bonnie Marlewski-Probert and then move our attention
into the Dog/Cat markets with a similar product line.
However, much to our surprise, when our author, Bonnie Marlewski-Probert sent out the word to the
media that she was looking for stories for a new book, we were inundated with amazing, true stories from
horse lovers around the globe.
One book, led to two, which has since led us to the most recent, volume 7 and we are asked every week,
when are we going to produce volume 8!
History of the Series
"The idea for the Horse Tales for the Soul books came in 2000 while writing one of my two syndicated
monthly columns for the horse industry. The column focused on one of my school string horses named
"Leo". He was an ex-Polo Pony/now school horse who had a heart of gold and was so generous and laid
back that, as I mentioned in the column, had he been a guy, he would have been the kind of guy you
went out for a beer with on Friday nights after work! After that column appeared in magazines around the
country, among my normal reader mail, I received two very special letters from readers that touched my
heart, and changed my life.
These two letters stood out because both of them included stories about a special horse in their life and
ended with a similar statement, "after reading your column, I knew you would understand my story." And
they were right, I did." Said Bonnie Marlewski-Probert.
Each of those stories had been written by a normal, caring horse lover who had lived through an amazing,
life changing event with their own horse and had never shared the story with anyone before. Both stories
were overflowing with life lessons that anyone could relate to (whether you were into horses or not). Both
stories were so heartwarming and wonderful that no one could have read them without CRYING! After
having a good cry, I wondered how many other fabulous stories were out there that no one knew about
because no one was sharing them? That was the day the Horse Tales for the Soul books were born!"
Why These Books are SO Unique
What makes this series of books, and now audio books, so unique and special is the fact that Bonnie
Marlewski-Probert, a seasoned rider, trainer, teacher and speaker for the horse world read and selected
every story in every book personally. As a teacher for more than 20 years, her focus was not just on
training riders to be successful on horseback, her real mission has always been to focus on teaching life
lessons to her students that could be applied to enhance every area of their life and she used the Horse
to teach those lessons. Her approach to teaching mirrors the approach taken by great football or baseball
coaches who use the sport as their opportunity to teach boys to be men and girls to be women and
individuals to be team players. These are the life skills that once learned, provide students with all the
tools they need to live extraordinarily successful lives in business, in their personal endeavors, oh, and by
the way, on horseback!
The Horse Tales for the Soul books take this teaching philosophy to the next level by sharing true
stories from horse lovers around the globe that demonstrate some type of profound life lesson learned
through the experience. Whether it be learning to overcome adversity, the power of tenacity and
commitment to finding humor in life or learning to say good-bye to a cherished friend, each of these
stories in each of these books will touch your heart, warm your soul and provide you with life lessons
about success that will change you for the better.
Life is What Happens While you are Making Plans!
Our original "plan" with the Horse Tales for the Soul book was to highlight the hundreds of stories that
Bonnie Marlewski-Probert has lived through in her career AND include some stories from horse lovers
around the globe. However, as the stories started pouring in, Bonnie changed the plan... "As you will
notice, I have a couple of my own stories in Volume One and NONE in Volume Two and just a few
throughout the rest of the series. There is a reason for that.... I bumped myself out of my own book
because the stories that were coming in were so fabulous and since I have already published more than
1000 magazine articles, there was no reason in the world for me to hog the limelight. I soon came to
realize that the series had taken on a life of its own and it was my job to be a good steward for all of
these authors and their stories and that is what I have focused on ever since." Said Bonnie.
Click Here to purchase your personally autographed copies of all seven Horse Tales for the Soul books and
now the new audio book series!