Esstman, Barbara

About the author

Barbara Esstman was born in Iowa and educated at St Louis University and George Mason University. She teaches creative writing at university level, and writes articles for publications such as the Washington Post and Los Angeles Times. Her book Night Ride Home, published in the UK under the title Mare’s Milk, has an equine background.

Finding the book
Very easy indeed to find; still in print.

Links and sources
Barbara Esstman’s website
More on Barbara Esstman at

Bibliography (horse books only)

Night Ride Home

Harcourt Brace, New York, 1997, hb, 324 pp.
Published in the UK as Mare’s Milk
Headline, London,1997, 312 pp.

Read a review here.

Simon Mahler was 17 when he died in a fall from a mare he and his mother loved.
Simon’s father has the mare destroyed, leaving his mother distraught.