Paige Clough worked as a floral designer before a chance encounter with miniature horses changed her path. She began training miniature horses for local and world level competition, teaching riding lessons and horsemanship to children and adults, and visiting schools and churches with her herd of minis. She opened Paloma Trails stables in Katy, Texas, to provide riding and carriage driving lessons, boarding for minis, and other educational opportunities for children. As she observed improvements in the behavior and moods of many of her special needs students and saw the deep connection they had with the minis, she began training to become a Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor and began working for SIRE, a non-profit Theraputic Equestrian Center. She currently lives in Brookshire, Texas, with her family and her herd of minis, where she continues to introduce people of all ages to these wonderful creatures. Look for her next book, Nosey Rosey, coming soon.
Bridget Yates has competed with Oreo for over a dozen years. Since she was three years old, she has created images of horses in a variety of media. As Paige and Bridget pursued their passion for horses, their mother and grandmother Karen Ward was always close by, watching and supporting their efforts. This three-generation team created The Jumping Orie Story to share their love of minis with others.