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Howdy, Friends!

Howdy, Friends!

Howdy, Friends!Howdy, Friends!Howdy, Friends!

New e-Book Just Published!

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Sometimes Things Go Not So Good

Not only is Saturday the most loving of all dogs, he is also a very, very wise dog. He knows things like, “Good is even better when you share it with friends.” And, “Friends help you be who you are better.”


Join Saturday, Kessy the horse, and the kitties in their adventure when they meet a new “friend,” on a walk to see where the walk might go.


His adventures spring to life with the extraordinary illustrations of Troy Locker Palmer.

Books By Dutch Henry

We'll Have The Summer

We'll Have The Summer

We'll Have The Summer

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"We'll Have the Summer came about because I wanted to write a story of an uncommon love so enduring it could overcome insurmountable obstacles. My passion for horses and the way they can enrich a person's life needed to be part of the story. I believe in the power of love and the spirit of the horse and these two forces came together to tell this story. My only job was to fill in the details." ~ Dutch Henry on his first novel


The doctors say she’ll be gone by fall, but they have one last summer. One hot summer to consummate a lifetime of love, to cry together, laugh together ... remember together. When a troubled teenage girl and an injured horse turn to them for help, Mary and Sam Holt find enough room in their own large and breaking hearts to show the girl life’s glories and restore a champion’s will. We’ll Have The Summer is a magnificent story about life, love, and horses. 

It's For The Horses

We'll Have The Summer

We'll Have The Summer

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This is not a book about riding, or training horses. It is a book on my thoughts, ideas and suggestions on how folks might find the joy in doing things for the horse, with the horses’ point of view as the leading guide. My hope is to help as many people as possible learn to hear the horse, feel their spirit, and in that way help horses everywhere. Over the years I’ve met and worked with remarkable people and horses who taught me about their feelings, their joys, their sadness, and their spirit. As a horse advocate everything I do is from the horse’s perspective, including this little book. Every story, idea, suggestion and thought on these pages will be to suggest and share thoughts and ideas on how to maximize a relationship between horse and human—from the horse’s point of view.


Click here to visit the It's For The Horses website!

Tom Named By Horse

From The Banks Of Bear Creek

From The Banks Of Bear Creek

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The only man ever to offer Tom respect is Red Cloud. The only woman to give him love is Red Cloud’s granddaughter. Struggling with his own personal demons, Tom finds himself wedged between honoring that friendship and staying true to the depths of his conscience. Amid a backdrop of tumultuous social upheaval, he finds nothing prepared him, the woman he loves or Chief Red Cloud, for the changes about to thunder into their lives, sweeping them helplessly into the tides of human conflict and historical drama.


"What a ride! You only thought you knew what was going to happen next. I liked the fast moving, action packed plot while enjoying the little vignettes about the various characters. It's a western through and through, in the same vein as Louis L'Amour or Zane Grey. If I was a teacher, it'd be required reading for my class."
- Ron Secoy, author Cowboy Psalms

From The Banks Of Bear Creek

From The Banks Of Bear Creek

From The Banks Of Bear Creek

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Continuing the saga begun in Tom Named by Horse ...

Three years after the death of Tall Dog, Tom Named By Horse and Soft Cloud have turned the little soddy, the lands granted them by Red Cloud, and the lean-to barn into a thriving horse ranch, fulfilling Tom’s dream. The Plains Indians Wars, or Red Cloud’s war, is mostly behind them, and the lands have had their transformation as Red Cloud’s vision had warned years earlier. Trailing horses from the ranch to Denver city has become an annual event for Tom, Buck and the rest, and this is the story of that trail. In the spirit of a good old John Wayne movie, vengeance, cattle and horse thieves, a dirty sheriff and corrupt mayor, and a wedding make this year’s drive a ride you’ll want to tag along on.

A Dog Named Saturday

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A book for young people of all ages

You’ll find stories of exploring the wonders of the natural world, of joy, discovery, love and life lessons told by and with Saturday, a special beagle whose tail never stops wagging. You’ll meet Kessy, the inquisitive, hay-munching horse; Fluffernutter, Danielle and Bullet, the trio of ever-entertaining barn kitties; and Dutch and Robbie too.


Saturday knows things of importance, like “Friends help you be who you are better.” And “Love is much better than everything, because with love everything is better.” And, “The very best thing about happy is everybody can have it.” Saturday is a very wise beagle indeed.


His adventures spring to life with the extraordinary illustrations of Troy Locker Palmer.


Click here to visit the A Dog Named Saturday website!

More in the "A Dog Named Saturday" Collection

Saturday Loved Christmas

NEW E-BOOK! Sometimes Things Go Not So Good

NEW E-BOOK! Sometimes Things Go Not So Good

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Saturday Loved Christmas, and everyone knew that he did, because he told everyone he loved Christmas. And everyone who loves Christmas as much as Saturday will love this little story told in the barn – the very best place to be on Christmas eve. Join Saturday and friends for Christmas eve, and learn about how the first Christmas happened in a barn.

NEW E-BOOK! Sometimes Things Go Not So Good

NEW E-BOOK! Sometimes Things Go Not So Good

NEW E-BOOK! Sometimes Things Go Not So Good

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Not only is Saturday the most loving of all dogs, he is also a very, very wise dog. He knows things like, “Good is even better when you share it with friends.” And, “Friends help you be who you are better.”


Join Saturday, Kessy the horse, and the kitties in their adventure when they meet a new “friend,” on a walk to see where the walk might go.


His adventures spring to life with the extraordinary illustrations of Troy Locker Palmer.

A Dog Named Saturday: Coloring Book

NEW E-BOOK! Sometimes Things Go Not So Good

A Dog Named Saturday: Coloring Book

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Saturday, a most loving and wise beagle, with eyes that poured out love, and a tail that never stopped wagging, has filled many hearts with happy.


With his very own coloring book you can enjoy Saturday, and all his friends, in happy made just for you.

Saturday loved colors, on flowers, butterflies, birds and sunrises.You can help Saturday spread even more happy as you bring him the many color you love to each picture. The happy adventure waits for you just inside.

Coming Soon: A Dog Named Saturday "Travel Series"

Saturday Goes to Chincoteage

Coming June 2020.

Saturday and the Ark Encounter

Coming winter 2020.

About Dutch Henry

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Horses and Storytelling

Horses and storytelling have always been a part of Dutch Henry’s life.  It was just natural that the two should someday merge.  He's always dreamed of writing.  He dabbled throughout his life but got serious a few years ago. His fingers hit the keyboard and he wrote his first novel. Then another and another, but like most writers they will probably stay on the computer hard drive. His fourth novel We’ll Have the Summer was released in the spring of 2011.

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A Life Full of Horses

All of Dutch’s stories focus around horses. Horses have always been a big part of his life. He grew up on a farm as a foster child and counted the horses he worked with in the field as some of his closest friends. Later, his passion for horses caused him to work with nationally renowned trainer Diane Sept rehabilitating Tennessee Walking Horses from show ring to trail. His love of trail riding led him to compete in long distance competitive and endurance riding. These days his relaxation is riding his mare, Keshia, into the woods to the enjoy sights and sounds of nature.

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Saluting People and Horses

Not being able to work with horses as he did in the past Dutch has turned to the keyboard to salute the people who help horses and horses who help people. Dutch tells the stories of those who have horse rescues, therapeutic riding centers, programs for at risk youth, horses who help our veterans, etc. 


His articles have been featured in Midwest Horse Digest, Trail Blazer, True Cowboy, Trail Rider and Hoofbeats.  

Dutch also writes a regular column in Trail Blazer Magazine and Natural Horse Magazine.

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Hearts Touched

Here in the horse world we all know the goodness and tremendous spirit of our equine friends. We’ve all been changed forever by a certain horse. Or had our hearts touched by the person who introduced us to the healing and teaching abilities of horses. If you or someone you know would like to talk with Dutch about a special horse, person or equine rescue or therapeutic riding center please feel free to contact him.