Sky Watch: My Obsession With America's Greatest Show Horse

Spring 2023, University Press of Kentucky

In 1979, a young trainer from Danville, Kentucky took on a two-year-old American Saddlebred colt so wild, he had to be herded into his stall like a bull. No one expected Sky Watch to win a World Grand Championship title, but by the end of his career, he trotted away with five. Sky Watch: My Obsession with America's Greatest Show Horse weaves the rise of one special horse into the narrator's own story with the American Saddlebred, a breed that's now in decline. Saddlebreds might have saved her, but can she save the Saddlebred? Sky Watch is about change, legacy, and the love between human and horse. 

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Selected Work

Damline

Flying Island Journal, May 2020

Horse/Show

Anastamos, March 2020

Horse/Wild

Thin Air Magazine, March 2020

Horse/Crazy

The Chattahoochee Review, December 2019

Depressed, Not Addicted

The Fix, July 2019

Taste

The Rumpus, March 2019

Swallow

Print: The Nasiona, December 2018

Audio: The Nasiona Podcast, Episode 9: Daughterhood

Aspirin

805 Lit+Art, December 2018

Horse/Woman

Foglifter, November 2018

Learning Herbivore

Chickpea Magazine, February 2018

Nail Polish

Lost Balloon, August 2017


Conception​

Linden Avenue, July 2017

Mentally Ill, Addicted, and Medicated

BUST, August 2016

Sometimes Smoothies and Yoga Aren't Enough

The Manifest-Station, January 2016