My mum sent me a link to a website that was looking for writers who could provide pieces based on farm/ranch life. As someone who has spent the most of her short working life on a stud farm and loves to write, this seemed very appealing. The site I visited was Ridersnreapers.com – a Christian website aimed at sharing “stories of life on the farm or ranch: stories that make us long for moments away from the hamster wheel that most of us feel like we’re on.”
So after reading at the bottom of their page what they were looking for and reading over a few pieces from the recent online publication, I decided to e-mail a story based on a night of foal watch at work to see if it was the sort of works they might be looking for. I was rapt when I received a prompt reply telling me the piece would be used in the next publication. So this and another I have sent along to be used on their site. The next edition where my pieces will be shown will be up from March. Currently there are pieces for the Jan/Feb edition. Either way, check it out!
If you are passionate about horses and looking to share your experiences or knowledge and love writing, I encourage you to also explore this avenue of “horse work”. Not everything horse related has to be done in the saddle!
Look for online magazines relating to your particular passion with horses or magazines that are interested in freelance writing and find out their regulations before sending off some examples. Another possible foot in the door could be Letters to the Editor.
Some links to check out:
Thehorse.com – Freelance Info; taking in writings or photos
The Appaloosa Journal Online
American Horse Publications – Thehorsegame.com
“Grab life by the reins.”