Anna Blake was born in Cavalier County, North Dakota, in 1954. She is a writer, dressage trainer, and horse advocate. Her books include Stable Relation, a Memoir of One Woman’s Spirited Journey Home, by Way of the Barn and Relaxed & Forward: Relationship Advice from Your Horse. Her newest book, released in 2016, is called Barn Dance: Nickers, Brays, Bleats, Howls and Quacks: Tales from the Herd. Blake resides at Infinity Farm on the flat, windy, treeless prairie of Colorado, where the herd includes horses, llamas, goats, dogs, cats, ducks, and everyone's moral compass, Edgar Rice Burro.