New Release from Tom Moates! Six Colts, Two Weeks — A Special Colt Starting Clinic with Harry Whitney

A masterpiece! In Six Colts, Two Weeks, celebrated equestrian author, Tom Moates, walks the reader through the once-in-a-lifetime experience of attending a colt starting clinic with renowned horsemanship clinician, Harry Whitney.

"This ordinary clinic," Moates says in the introduction. "This...would be an extraordinary, singular opportunity to learn from a renowned horseman in a way that may never happen again."

This new title (Volume One) covers the first week. The longest of Moates's eight horse books to date with 290 pages and more than 100 photos, Six Colts, Two Weeks, is a unique memoir that documents how Whitney goes about preventing young horses from developing "people problems" in the first place.

Come along for the fun, challenges, and one-of-a-kind insights from Whitney recounted with inquisitiveness, astuteness, and humor as only Tom Moates can do. Six Colts, Two Weeks is destined to be a modern equestrian classic that no horse library is complete without.

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About Tom Moates

Tom Moates is a leading equestrian journalist and author.  This award winning writer is on the masthead of Equus magazine as a Contributing Writer, and his articles run in many horse magazines in the United States and abroad including: Ranch & Reata, Eclectic-Horseman, America’s Horse, and Western Horseman.  Moates’s newest book, Six Colts, Two Weeks, joins his other titles, Discovering Natural Horsemanship, A Horse’s Thought, Between the Reins, Further Along the Trail, Going Somewhere, and Passing It On, all established titles in the library of modern horsemanship literature.  A compilation of his most notable articles and essays, Round-Up: A Gathering of Equine Writings, was published in 2011.  Moates lives on a solar powered farm with his wife Carol and a herd of horses in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.  Book ordering info and Moates’s latest publishing news are available at


There are miles of difference between journalists and writers, between reporting and telling a story. This is a sterling example of the latter. The writer here never gets in the way of what is a most engaging tale. The writer never succumbs to sensationalism or sentimentality, easy temptations with a subject of this nature. Word selection, pacing, organization--it's all here, beautiful in its simplicity, so much hard work appearing so effortless." From American Horse Publications: regarding Moates's award winning cover feature in Equus magazine, "A Cross-Country Ride Like No Other."