Lynn Reardon, an engaging storyteller, is the author of Beyond the Homestretch: What Ive Learned from Saving Racehorses (which hit several bestseller lists in its first 2 months) and the founder and executive director of LOPE (LoneStar Outreach to Place Ex-Racers).Lynns work has been featured by The Today Show, Horse Illustrated, Kentucky Monthly, Publishers Weekly, The Christian Science Monitor, Austin Monthly, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram and more. She and her husband live outside of Austin, TX. www.lopetx.orgIn Beyond the Homestretch: What Ive Learned from Saving Racehorses, Lynn Reardon shares an unlikely story. In 2002, she quit her Washington D.C. office job and moved to Texas to open the racehorse adoption ranch LOPE. Since then, LOPE has helped transition more than 750 thoroughbreds into new homes. Though now the director of this high-profile organization, Reardon didnt learn to ride until she was an adult. She presents a vivid inside look into the world of horse racing, complete with colorful horses, jockeys, trainers and gallop girls, depicting the insights horses can offer when we reevaluate our relationship with them. I see the horses as exciting, admirable ex-athletes with fully developed personalities and hidden vocations. The horses are my mentors as they continue to guide me toward fuller meaning in my own life as I help them find new careers and homes, says Lynn. Filled with vibrant horse personalities, frightening veterinary melodramas, a healthy dose of good-natured city-slicker-turned-ranch-hand humor, and tales of the colorful racetrack lifestyle, Beyond the Homestretch is an engaging and inspiring look at what happens when a woman makes a bold, adventurous career change and follows her heart."