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One for horse lovers from teenagers upwards! 

Winston is a good-looking palomino horse whose life involves several different owners and many adventures. As you read his story, told by Winston himself, you will appreciate horse ownership from the horse’s point of view. 

Born on a country property in Australia, Winston tells of his breaking-in and education and the different people he encounters – good, bad and ignorant. As well as his own story, Winston includes the experiences of other horses he meets along life’s way. 

Whether it’s jumping, eventing, hunting or just hacking, Winston tries hard to please his rider. Follow his successes and his failures from his breaking-in to his show jumping win. 

It is an eventful life – the story of one Australian horse out of thousands, but one that you will remember.

Praise for Winston – A Horse's Tale :

“Winston is a great book. It will make you smile, cry through all of his owners, through HIS eyes.. I could not put it down.. I carried it with me... BUY IT!!!!!!” - Amazon Review

"Winston - A Horse's Tale" is precisely what the cover tells you it is. Rita Lee Chapman has shared a thoughtful story of what a horse's life is like, spanning a good 20 years. It is set in Australia, which you can enjoy in the writing. You can hear the accent in a delightful way as Winston describes different owners, what they expect from him, and how his life changes over the years. I particularly enjoyed his relationships with other horses.I recommend this book for all ages.” - Amazon Review

About The Author

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Rita Lee Chapman was born in London and moved to Australia in her early twenties.  

It was only when she retired that she wrote her first novel, Missing in Egypt, the first in the Anna Davies Mystery series.  This was followed by Missing at Sea, Missing in London and Missing in France. All can be enjoyed as stand-alone books.  

Winston – A Horse’s Tale was written for horse lovers like herself.  “It was the book I had to write.”   

Dangerous Associations and The Poinciana Tree are crime mysteries.    

When she’s not writing or reading, Rita enjoys playing tennis, walking and entertaining.    

To learn more, visit her website at

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