Karen Wood has been involved with horses for more than 20 years. Her first horse was a lovely, loppy-eared chestnut called Robby. To this day he remains the most special horse in her heart. Karen has an Arts degree majoring in communications and a diploma in horticulture. She has syndicated a gardening column in several newspapers throughout Australia, has published feature articles in various magazines and has published photographs in bushwalking guides. She is married with two children (and a horse) and lives on the Central Coast, New South Wales.