The Care and Feeding of Regency Horses: For Race Meets, Hunters, Riding, and Carriage Driving

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Class Description

Horses haven’t changed all that much in terms of the type of care needed, but there are differences in use since the Regency era, and in medicines. Questions about any horse scenes will be welcome. Over two weeks, this course will cover:

1 – Overview: Basic Behavior, Conformation and Tack
2 – Needs for Feeds: Type of Feed, and Feed for Use
3 – Farier Care: Trimming and Shoes

4 – Horse Keeping: Stables, Paddocks and Pastures 
5 – Horse Doctors: Ailments, Cures, and the Royal Veterinary College
6 – City vs. Country Horses

Shannon Donnelly

About the Instructor

Shannon Donnelly’s writing has won numerous awards, including the Indie BRAG Gold Medallion, a nomination for Romance Writers of America’s RITA® award, the Grand Prize in the “Minute Maid® Sensational Romance Writer” contest, judged by Nora Roberts, and others. Her writing has repeatedly earned 4½ Star Top Pick reviews from Romantic Times magazine, as well as praise from Booklist and other reviewers, who note: “simply superb”…”wonderfully uplifting”….and “beautifully written.” Her Regency romance, Lady Chance, and her Regency romance novella, Davinia’s Duke, were each awarded the IndieBRAG Gold Medallion. Davinia’s Duke also won the Booksellers’ Best Award for best novella, judged by readers and booksellers. Learn more at

Class Delivery

This class consists of 6 written PDF lessons with illustrations, which will be posted on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Links to videos will be posted.

Class Format


Written Lectures: 6 Lectures with images
Video Lectures: Links to a few videos
Pictures: Included with lectures
Audio Files: none
Writing Exercises: none 

Class Fees

$20 for RFW members
$35 for non-members

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Scholarships are available for members

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