California Riding Magazine • June, 2013

From The Horse's Mouth
Former California Riding contributor releases new book.

Gayle Carline, who reported on western events for California Riding Magazine for a number of years, has released a book with her horse, My Flashy Investment (aka Snoopy), about his life as a show horse and the injury that nearly ended his career.

When Snoopy was 3 years old, he won the 2007 Pacific Coast Quarter Horse Association Trail Futurity. Gayle and her trainer had his career mapped out—he would be campaigned around the circuit and qualify to be invited to the AQHA World Show. Then in 2008, Snoopy broke his left hind sesamoid, a small bone in the leg. This injury can mean anything from surgery to euthanasia. Surgery didn't guarantee he could be ridden again, much less shown.

From the Horse's Mouth: One Lucky Memoir is told from Snoopy's point of view, in the tradition of Black Beauty. He tells of his youth, his training, his injury, and his long fight to return to the show arena, to prove he's the same horse he always was, only different.

This is Gayle's first book about horses. She is an accomplished mystery novelist and humor writer. From The Horse's Mouth is available in paperback from Amazon and bookstores everywhere, and on Kindle as an ebook.

For more information, visit Snoopy's page at