Horses and Their Involvement in Life - England 1790-1820
Class Dates: November 6 - November 21st, 2017
Instructor: Kim Lambert
An overview of the importance of horses in daily life during the Regency and available methods of transport at the time. Classes will include: The Horse as a Primary Means of Transport; Riding; Travel; Transporting Horses on Ships; Horse Breeds and Colors; Horses in London vs. the Country; Hyde Park and Rotten Row - Being Seen; Answering Participant Questions and Frequently Asked Questions from the Loops; and The Horse as a Plot Device in Historical Novels.
Kim Lambert learned to ride at the age of eight and has ridden consistently for most of her life since (she is now 62). She's done dressage, jumping, cross country, fox hunting, general riding, a little Western riding, and has ridden sidesaddle extensively, including in medieval period costume at parades and displays. She taught riding to group classes at a riding school for many years, as well as private classes. As a long-term historical recreationist, she has also made all of the costumes. She has driven lightweight gigs and heavier carts, pulled by single horses, and been taught much about driving teams of horses.
Because riding styles in Australia originally derived from England, she understands the English riding style of the Regency era. Add her research compulsion and you get a determination to get it right. She has an Associate Diploma in Applied Science in Horse Husbandry (a three-year practical and theoretical course which qualifies her to run horse breeding facilities).
She has published more than 40 books, both fiction and nonfiction. Her "Writing Tips and Tricks - More Than 40 Ways to improve YOUR Writing Today!" won three awards in 2016. Writing Regency romances is, however, her favourite kind of writing. She writes them as Arietta Richmond, and has released 14 titles to date, plus two bundled collections and stories in five multi-author anthologies. Arietta's two series are planned to be 10 and 13 books when finished (7 books in each released so far). Her work is self-published under her small press imprint, Dreamstone Publishing.
More information is available at www.dreamstonepublishing.com or contact her at kim<dot>lambert<at>dreamstonepublishing<dot>com