Down the Aisle is a captivating memoir of a horsewoman as she travels "down the aisle" populated by the horses, mentors and experiences that enrich a life's journey. The doors to that aisle swung open over 50 years ago, evolving from a little girl's love of horses that developed into a lifelong, incurable case of horse fever.
From the struggle to maintain a presence in the aisle through financial setbacks as well as love lost and found, Down the Aisle is the story of a woman whose life has been shaped and strengthened by the aisle she has followed for the love of horses.
The author's special insights on the changing face of equestrian sport over five decades entwines through riding academies, show hunters, fox hunting, breeding, eventing and ultimately dressage. Mentors from Prussian cavalry officers to Olympians as well as first love ponies to Grand Prix partners come alive.
The text resonates with all horse lovers who can relate through the dreams and experiences that fill their own aisles. It will make readers laugh, it will make them cry and, in the end, it will warm their hearts.
About Leslie McDonald
Leslie McDonald is author of five previously published books. Active professionally in the horse industry for over 40 years, McDonald grew up in Chicago, IL. She graduated from DePauw University. A gold medal dressage trainer and popular author, she lives with her husband, Doug, on a horse farm in southern Ohio with five Swedish Warmbloods, two Labrador Retrievers, and a Corgi.