Ralph Galeano writes the equestrian column Picket Line, which is also available on the Horseman’s Press website. He is a member of Western Writers of America, and has ridden all his life. A collection of his columns, Saddle Sore, is also available.
Finding the book:still in print, and easy to find secondhand.
Links and sources
The Horseman’s Press website
Many thanks to Lisa Catz for the photograph and summary
Bibliography - horse books only
Stormy, the Barrel Horse
The Horseman’s Press, Silver Star, Montana, 1996, 354 pp
Reprinted, and can now be bought as an e-book
“Ann Olsen and her quest for the barrel racing championship. Struggling to compete against powerful contenders, Ann faces insurmountable obstacles as she desperately rides for her future. Her pursuit of the championship is a journey through triumph and tragedy. Courageous horses, cunning horse thieves, and a handsome bronc rider intertwine in this story of Ann and her daring stallion, Stormy.”