Class: How Not to Kill Your Horse with Judith Tarr

How Not to Kill Your Horse with Judith Tarr

Next class date: Sunday, August 15, 2021, 9:30-11:30 AM Pacific Time.

Fictional horses get killed all the time. It’s usually not even intentional. The authors don’t know what they just did. But horse people do. Learn about all the things writers (and real-life people) do to horses that they really shouldn’t do, and what horse people would do instead. Here’s how to keep your fictional horses safe, sound, and ready to roll down the trail. With special guest stars the DHF Lipizzans.

In this workshop with Judith Tarr, you’ll learn to write fictional horses with some realism behind them. Tarr is the author of almost forty widely praised novels, including World Fantasy Award nominee Lord of the Two Lands, the Crawford Award-winning Hound and the Falcon trilogy and the Avaryan epic fantasy sequence. Her novels often feature horses (or horselike animals) in prominent roles, including her medieval historical fantasy, A Wind in Cairo, her space opera, Forgotten Suns, her contemporary fantasy, Dragons in the Earth, and her story collection, Nine White Horses. She has written an ebook primer, Writing Horses: The Fine Art of Getting It Right. She lives in Arizona with a herd of Lipizzan horses, a clowder of cats, and a blue-eyed dog.


Classes are limited to 15 students. They are taught online and require reliable Internet connection, although in the past participants have logged on from coffee shops, cafes, and even an airplane; a webcam is suggested but not required. They are recorded for the benefit of class members only.

Cost is $99 ($79 for Patreon supporters and former students, which includes classes/workshops with me in other venues, such as conference or convention workshops and mentoring sessions).

To register for this class, send an email with the following details:

  • Which class or classes and the dates you would like to register
  • Whether you would prefer to pay via Paypal, Venmo, or some other means.
  • Whether or not you are a former student or Patreon supporter
  • How you heard about Cat’s classes

You will be invoiced when the class slot is reserved.

Free scholarships: If you cannot afford a class but really want to take one, apply for a Plunkett Scholarship. Each class has three slots reserved for such students, and the sole criteria is only that you can’t currently afford the class. To apply for a Plunkett, which covers the entire cost,mail me and tell me why you want to take the class in 100 words or less. QUILTBAG and PoC candidates are especially encouraged to apply. The Plunkett Scholarships are named for Edward Plunkett, who wrote as Lord Dunsany. Scholarships are given out on a rolling basis; I suggest getting them in sooner rather than later. You may apply for multiple classes.

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