Mississippi Native Writes ‘Stories from the Barn Aisle,’ a Real-Life Tale of Horses, Humor, and Grace – Our Mississippi Home

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by Meredith Biesinger, Our Mississippi Home

Madison, Mississippi native, Sarah Hickner, has been an avid horse rider since she was a young girl. In 2020, she sat down to begin writing her memoir, a story full of life lessons learned through the art of horseback riding.

Instead, Stories from the Barn Aisle came to life, and she considers it a teaser to her memoir that she is still working on.

Always a storyteller and an adventurer, Hickner’s favorite books as a child were from the Thoroughbred series. In a sense, these same stories would later inspire her to leave her home state of Mississippi to gallop racehorses in Kentucky.

“I had a wonderful scholarship at Mississippi College, and life was good. But it was my dream to gallop horses, so I left my scholarship and my family in Mississippi, put my horse on a trailer, and my…

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