Project Description

Something about horses

It’s hard to explain the allure of horses to people who don’t feel it, but there’s something about horses. I asked for a pony for my third birthday and finally bought myself a horse a couple of weeks shy of my forty-fifth birthday. Having horses in my life has been a gift; a gift that has taught me more about myself than it has taught me about horses, and that has brought more human friends into my life than it has equines.


It has given me opportunities to travel and to write; for years I have written a column in Horses and People magazine about my experiences with Dante, the horse I ‘accidentally’ bought as a yearling in 2014. I am slowly pulling together those many thousands of words, along with some other stories and articles I have written about horses, into this collection. In many ways, given who I am and what I do, it was inevitable that I would want to write something about horses.

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“Jill Griffiths is one of the finest writers I know. Her work is intelligent and philosophical, as well as lyrical. It is infused with the precision that comes from her training as a science writer.”
Rashida Murphy, author, The Historian's Daughter, UWA Press
“I have had the pleasure of working with Jill since 2016. Her professionalism and exceptional skills at writing in different styles and bridging the gap between science and practice certainly helped my publication, Horses and People magazine, step up to a higher level.”
Cristina Wilkins, Editor, Horses and People magazine
"Jill Griffiths has written specialist science-based articles for our national monthly magazine Farming Ahead for the past five years. Bringing together the unique talents of a trained scientist with superb journalism skills, the work Jill does for us is first-class. Jill manages the hectic timelines of a monthly publication with a calm focus, delivering work without fuss, on time, and manages our clients and collaborators with respect and professionalism."
Ben White, Editor, Farming Ahead Magazine