About the Author
Audrey Pavia is a former editor of Horse Illustrated magazine and an award-winning freelance writer specializing in equine subjects. She is the author of several horse books: Horses for Dummies, Horseback Riding for Dummies, Horse Health & Nutrition for Dummies, Trail Riding: A Complete Guide, Paint Spirit, Appaloosa Spirit, Why Do Horses Sleep Standing Up? and The Ultimate Horse Lover. Audrey has also authored hundreds of articles on various equine topics in a number of horse publications, including Western Horseman, the Trail Rider, Equestrian Retailer, Horses USA, Appaloosa Journal, Paint Horse Journal, Quarter Horses USA, Equine Veterinary Management and USDF Connection magazines. Audrey has been involved with horses since the age of 9, has owned and cared for horses throughout her life, and has trained in both Western and English disciplines.