"The teacher who had the most profound impact on my life was a riding instructor, and more than that, it was the hundreds of horses that I had the honor to ride that taught me the most. In a world in which the horse industry is not thriving, books like Successful Women Have Grit will help parents and individuals understand that horses are so much more than something you ride from point A to point B."


Bonnie Marlewski,  International Best Selling Author of Horse Tales for the Soul

Successful Women Have Grit


  In Successful Women Have Grit, author and long-time horsewoman Debbie Curtis shares the success stories of women entrepreneurs and creatives. Discover how these women developed traits such as determination, self-confidence, work ethic, and resilience from riding and taking care of horses.



Learning to ride and care for horses is unique among all other sports because a horse is a partner with a mind of its own. They need to be taken care of. A horse is not a bicycle with hair.


Rule #1 :  When you fall off, GET BACK ON.  Not only do you need to immediately conquer your own fear of falling, you need the horse to know that he didn't win. You're coming back to finish that ride, not rewarding him by staying off and leading him into his stall to relax.

My quote about why I wrote Grit:

"I want 'Grit' to give women of all ages the knowledge that they, too, can be inspired and empowered by lessons from horses. If they don't have a horse of their own, they can save up the money for lessons, volunteer at a handicapped riding stable, a horse rescue, or work at a barn to pay for lessons. Not only will you meet wonderful equine friends, but you'll have a new circle of horse people surrounding you with warmth and wisdom."

This Christmas share the 'Gift of Grit' with a person you love. 

DECEMBER 1, 2019:  The book is now available as an ebook on Amazon Kindle, and the paperback version is coming soon. 

DECEMBER 3, 2019:

I'm designing the paperback cover now. Kindle publishing only needs a front cover, but for a paperback, I need the spine and the back cover before that can be available.

Learning as I go.


Life Lesson Learned From Horses:  Going for the dream of being a multi-published author. Book number one is a reality!

Thanks for your support! 

Happy trails,