Lisa D. Stewart
is an award-winning author and consultant to farmers who are on a quest to save the family farm through diversification and grants.
Writer & Long Rider Shares Her Story
At 54, Lisa Stewart set out to regain the fearless girl she once had been, riding her horse, Chief, 500 miles home.
On an extraordinary solo trek from Kansas City to Bates and Vernon Counties in Missouri, Lisa exhausted herself, faced her past, trusted strangers, and stayed in the middle of her frightened horse to document modern rural America, the people, animals, and land.
“Lisa Stewart’s The Big Quiet charts a path for all women. The narrative recounts a journey to a point on the map but to a whole and liberated self.”
— Kelly Barth, author of
My Almost Certainly Real Imaginary Jesus
“This is a book of gratitude of the highest order.”
— Gary Dop, author of Father, Child, Water
“This book is more than a log of an unusual (for this day and age) solitary horseback journey; it is also a perceptive examination of the author’s own life—a well-written introspective journey of self-discovery.”
— Jim Hoy, author of Flint Hills Cowboy
Winner 2021 Thorpe Menn Award
2022 Best Book in Endurance
Winner Kansas Authors Guild
Looks Like A Million Book Award
Finalist 2021 High Plains Book
First Book Award
Insights and Ideas for Agriculture Producers and Fellow Equestrians
Stories about saving the family farm, long-distance riding, and saddle fit
A Horse and Saddle of One’s Own
I saw a video today of girls competing in a stick horse competition, racing, jumping, prancing. I longed for a horse from the first time I saw a picture of one. At age eight, I finally got my dream — an aged mare Honey.
From Vulnerability to Confidence: Long-riding on Horseback
For the month preceding my departure on a solo horseback ride through Kansas and Missouri, May 16, 2012 — a girlhood dream that I no longer could suppress — I had to take a half tablet of Benadryl each…
Join in the Journey
Lisa’s motivational presentations remind listeners of two radical truths — the world is safe, and people want to be of help. Invite her to speak to your group or organization’s next event. In person or online.
Lisa speaks to and shares from her experience and expertise with horses, people, her rural roots, and her passion for helping agriculture producers expand and diversify to make family farms sustainable.
She speaks to audiences from all walks of life about the healing, horse-human connection and that the same healing connection is available between us and strangers — if we just know it.