Thursday, May. 23, 2024


Tack & Other


Farmer Bill Fogel isn’t ready to retire.  But his children have grown, his wife has passed, and his body is protesting.  When a warehouse developer approaches him about buying the farm that has been in his family for generations, the offer seems too good to refuse. After all, almost all the neighboring farms have sold out, leaving Bill’s farm an island in a sea of concrete. 

The decision opens a floodgate of memories, including that of an old legend about gold that appears after lightning strikes.  Bill challenges his adult grandchildren to investigate the legend before “it’s too late”.  The treasure hunt that ensues initiates a storm of questions.  The decision to sell is far from straightforward.  It is interlaced with the family’s careers, their relationships, and the contents of the very ground they stand on.  The Fogels will have to decide what matters most: financial security, the family, or the farm.

About the Author: J.A. Stein grew up exploring the woods surrounding her Pennsylvania home. It was there that she learned to let her imagination run wild. Love of the outdoors led to a career training horses, now shared with her passion for writing. Her debut novel Knightess is a winner of a 2023 Royal Dragonfly Book Award. She runs a horse farm just a few miles from her husband’s family farm, where they are still running seven generations strong.


Thumbs up farm has an open position for an assistant trainer. This is a wonderful opportunity to work with a top class facility and team.

Thumbs Up Farm is committed to developing personal excellence. Our team of top professionals has over a 100 years combined experience. We specialize in tailoring our training program to meet the individual needs of horses and riders, whether you are a beginning rider or grand prix competitor.

Together we provide the most exceptional and comprehensive care, training, and instruction in the Northwest. We have earned a track record of success with horses that need rehabilitation. We also are turn around experts, producing reliable results with problematic horses that need retraining.

The facility features:

  • Oversized Outdoor Arena
  • Large Indoor Arena
  • Grass Jumping Field
  • Top of the Line All-Weather Footing
  • 12′ x 12′ 3/4” Matted Stalls
  • Covered Eurocizer
  • Indoor Heated Wash Rack
  • Ample Individual Turnout Paddocks
  • Access to Ferril McWhirter State Park Trails

Contact Thumbs Up Farm for more information




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Weight 9lbs 14 oz

Size 17 1/2

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