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"Some days I’m the little girl I was 15 years ago: leather boots in tall grass, stroking the black silk neck of my horse," writes Chelsea Drake, assistant editor and writer at Missoula Valley Lifestyle Magazine. "She and I are like limbs of the same tree, growing up and into ourselves, finding a way through fire and ice.

Horses have been a lifelong passion and vocation for Jeanne Montelius-Gaudreau. Gaudreau owns JMG stables in Clinton, Montana where she offers an array of services including boarding, pasturing and lessons. She says something happened this fall that’s opened her eyes to one particular aspect of the equestrian industry. It started with a beloved warmblood mare named Moose.

Lingo the horse, looking slightly embarrassed as the goats give him a massage.
Sam Manno

Why are there muddy footprints on Lingo's back?

Lingo the horse shares his pasture with 50 dairy goats, some of which moonlight as massage therapists. It took some convincing before Lingo got comfortable being massaged by goats, but now he books massages weekly.

Sam will tell more farm tales on today's Pea Green Boat. On your radio or online at 4:00 p.m.

Reality Collides With Hollywood In Molly Gloss Novel

Aug 12, 2015

About the book:

In 1938, nineteen-year-old ranch hand Bud Frazer sets out for Hollywood with his sights set on becoming a stunt rider in the movies–and hoping to rub shoulders with the great screen cowboys of his youth.

Tribal Culture, Archeology, And Horses

Mar 11, 2015

Malcolm Brooks talks about researching and writing his debut novel, Painted Horses.

About the book:

Catherine Lemay is a young archeologist on her way to Montana, with a huge task before her—a canyon “as deep as the devil’s own appetites.”

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