Margaretha Montagu is creating horse-inspired life-enriching Books
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Welcome to the Friesian Fillies Fan Club, created for the fans of Belle de la Babinière, Tess des Sources Sacrées and Aurore d'Alegria, the three Friesian muses who have inspired me to write 5 books so far! Here you can support both the Friesian mares and the creation of the books they inspire.
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My name is Margaretha Montagu. I am a writer. I write, mainly, because I am uber-passionate about sharing in my books what my horses have taught me: how to look at life from an entirely new perspective. My books are based on the work that my mares and I do during our Connect with Horses workshops: helping people become more confident, helping people communicate better and helping people handle stress better... Without the horses there would have been no books - I would never have gathered the knowledge and experience necessary to write a single book, never mind 5. 

Helping people with the help of my horses is my life’s purpose, whether I am sharing what I have learned in blog posts, books or in the horses’ presence during workshops. 



Why do I need YOUR patronage?
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There is another reason for my addiction to writing. Writing is a stress-busting coping strategy for me. I am a "recycled" medical doctor. I had to give up on medicine 10 years ago when the eye disease that has plagued me since my early 20s made it impossible to continue. 

The last two years have been difficult as I needed several major eye operations and I have not been able to host as many workshops as I had in the past. The mares have had to “make do,” not something they took to with great enthusiasm! I need another big operation in the spring and I am worried that I shall once again not be able to host as many workshops as I need to provide for the horses.

I need time to write because writing helps me to deal with the uncertainty of the upcoming surgery and with the fall-out afterwards.  Your patronage will enable me to spend as much time writing as I need to, without having to worry about where I am going to get the money to pay for the horses' needs.



So what do you get in exchange for your patronage?

Have you ever wondered why writers, having written 100 000 words, only include 40 000 of those precious words in their final manuscript? Here is your chance to find out. On my Patreon feed, I will share with you, step-by-step, the system I use to write a non-fiction book, as I write the book. You can even take part in the creative process. As I write self-improvement books, your opinion on what works and what doesn't is invaluable to me. You can comment directly on each post, or share your opinion via my Patreon-only polls. As you will have helped to create the book, if you become a patron on tier 2 and upwards, I will add your name to the acknowledgement page of the new book.

I will share this creative writing process only here on Patreon. This means you will have access to monthly exclusive content, not published anywhere else, which you can digitally download as a draft so that I do not lose first publication rights. Depending on the amount you contribute, you will also get sneak previews of my blog posts and book reviews at least 24hrs before they are published, exclusive access to my equine-guided mindfulness meditation research, advance reader copies (pdf) of the book you helped me write, discounted or free copies of my other books and workshop discounts.

All patrons get a Friesian Fillies Fan Club membership certificate and badge, a yearly Friesian Fillies Christmas card in December and one A4 Friesian Fillies poster per month (all in digital format.)

Attend the birth of a book...and assist in the delivery!
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My (conservative) objective is to write at least two books per year and so to publish 10 books in the next 5 years. As a writer needs to read to feed her art, the plan is to do at least one book review a month.

Anything that you could spare would be a tremendous help...you can choose any one of the 4 different tiers described on the right side of this page, or you can give whatever amount you would like, from $5 upwards. I will be eternally grateful for every $5, and so will my Friesian mares, Belle de la Babinière, Tess des Sources Sacrées and Aurore d'Alegria. To meet my soul-mares, click here.

My blog posts at my blog SemperEquus will always remain free to read and so will the inspiration, motivation and support I share on social media. I will continue to support the creators on Patreon that I already support.

More ways you can support my work:
  • Join my mailing list, I'll let you know when I have a special last-minute or early-bird offer running on my workshops and when I do complimentary book give-aways.
  • Buy a book from my website instead of from an online store - that means I receive nearly 90% of what you pay instead of less than 30%.
  • Tell your friends about the Friesian Fillies Fan Club on Patreon.
  • Join my group on Linkedin
I'm happy to answer any questions that you may have. Contact me

Thank you for your potential patronage!


The ones we do not mention...yet!
Tiers
FFFC Basic Benefactor
$5 or more per month

For the price of a cup of coffee, once a month, you will 

-become a fully-fledged member of the Friesian Fillies Fan Club 

-help me to write the book that I am working on at the moment

-have exclusive access to intermittent Patreon-only polls about my work, because I am hoping that this will be a two-way street, that you will let me know which of the strategies I suggest in the book-in-the-make are useful to you and which are not.  

-receive a free A4 Friesian Fillies Poster (pdf) each month
-receive an official certificate confirming your membership (pdf) and 

-in December, a Christmas card featuring the Friesian Girls (pdf) 

If the patronage gets to $2000, you will get pictures of my 4 black cats too!

FFFC Concious Contributor
$15 or more per month

Join at this tier and you will receive all the above as well as 

 -exclusive access to my discoveries about equine-guided mindfulness meditation 

-sneak peek at my blog posts at least 24hrs before publication  

-a free Advance Reader Copy of the book once finished (pdf)

-your name will appear in the acknowledgement section of the book that I am writing 

FFFC Insider Investor
$100 or more per month

As you may know, to make a small fortune from horses, you need to start with a big one. Although it would be great to make a whatever-sized-fortune from my writing and my workshops (I am essentially an optimist) all I am concerned with at the moment is covering the fillies' living costs. If you become a patron on this tier, you will make a substantial contribution to making that possible, so in addition to all of the above, you will also receive 

-digital copies of three of my books: Self-Confidence made Simple, You ARE Good Enough and Mindfulness and Meditation Options - featuring equine-guided mindfulness meditation, 

-one free Mindfulness Meditation class with the Friesian fillies here in the south of France ($85 value)

-10% off one of my 5/7-day Connect with Horses personal empowerment workshops (come and meet the girls in person!) 

-and, of course, my ever-lasting and boundless gratitude!

Sovereign Sponsor
$550 or more per month

No one should even ask for this amount of money and I am nearly too embarrassed to do so, but horses get ill and horses get injured and the costs associated can bankrupt even the well-off.  So if you choose to sponsor a Friesian Filly, you will get all of the above rewards, plus 

-an A4 photo of the horse you sponsor (pdf)

-a sponsorship certificate (pdf)

-twice a year, in July and December I will call you (Skype) for a chat about your mare. 

-once a year you can come and stay for a two night weekend (accommodation, food and wine included) and spend time with the Friesian mare you are sponsoring.

- acknowledgement of your generosity prominently displayed on your horse's page on my EquineGuidedGrowth.com website for the duration of your sponsorship.

Goals
3% complete
When I get to $2000/month, I will start doing equine-guided mindfulness meditation video classes for tier 2 and above.

$2000/month will
  • Contribute to the farrier, vet, equine dentist, homeopath and osteopath bills – Belle, at the grand old age of 18 and my most experienced healer-horse, especially appreciates the attention of the latter in the winter when her arthritis flares up.
  • Enable me to buy enough hay to keep my Friesian mares looking and feeling their best during the very cold winters here in the foothills of the mighty Pyrenean Mountains 
  • Buy a few « essential » luxuries: new winter rugs when the old ones become threadbare, a heater for the barn when the temp here drops to – 10°C in winter, a fan for the barn when the temp rises to 33°C here in the summer, a new water trough when Aurore d’Alegria kicks the old one to bits because I was, yet again, late with their dinner
  • Facilitate the research I am doing about equine-guided mindfulness meditation – a powerful meditation method that helps people manage their emotions more efficiently
  • Help fund the cost of an editor for my books -this could be anything from $1000-3000, depending on the word count, and as English is not my first language, I really do need the input of an editor!

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Welcome to the Friesian Fillies Fan Club, created for the fans of Belle de la Babinière, Tess des Sources Sacrées and Aurore d'Alegria, the three Friesian muses who have inspired me to write 5 books so far! Here you can support both the Friesian mares and the creation of the books they inspire.
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My name is Margaretha Montagu. I am a writer. I write, mainly, because I am uber-passionate about sharing in my books what my horses have taught me: how to look at life from an entirely new perspective. My books are based on the work that my mares and I do during our Connect with Horses workshops: helping people become more confident, helping people communicate better and helping people handle stress better... Without the horses there would have been no books - I would never have gathered the knowledge and experience necessary to write a single book, never mind 5. 

Helping people with the help of my horses is my life’s purpose, whether I am sharing what I have learned in blog posts, books or in the horses’ presence during workshops. 



Why do I need YOUR patronage?
.
There is another reason for my addiction to writing. Writing is a stress-busting coping strategy for me. I am a "recycled" medical doctor. I had to give up on medicine 10 years ago when the eye disease that has plagued me since my early 20s made it impossible to continue. 

The last two years have been difficult as I needed several major eye operations and I have not been able to host as many workshops as I had in the past. The mares have had to “make do,” not something they took to with great enthusiasm! I need another big operation in the spring and I am worried that I shall once again not be able to host as many workshops as I need to provide for the horses.

I need time to write because writing helps me to deal with the uncertainty of the upcoming surgery and with the fall-out afterwards.  Your patronage will enable me to spend as much time writing as I need to, without having to worry about where I am going to get the money to pay for the horses' needs.



So what do you get in exchange for your patronage?

Have you ever wondered why writers, having written 100 000 words, only include 40 000 of those precious words in their final manuscript? Here is your chance to find out. On my Patreon feed, I will share with you, step-by-step, the system I use to write a non-fiction book, as I write the book. You can even take part in the creative process. As I write self-improvement books, your opinion on what works and what doesn't is invaluable to me. You can comment directly on each post, or share your opinion via my Patreon-only polls. As you will have helped to create the book, if you become a patron on tier 2 and upwards, I will add your name to the acknowledgement page of the new book.

I will share this creative writing process only here on Patreon. This means you will have access to monthly exclusive content, not published anywhere else, which you can digitally download as a draft so that I do not lose first publication rights. Depending on the amount you contribute, you will also get sneak previews of my blog posts and book reviews at least 24hrs before they are published, exclusive access to my equine-guided mindfulness meditation research, advance reader copies (pdf) of the book you helped me write, discounted or free copies of my other books and workshop discounts.

All patrons get a Friesian Fillies Fan Club membership certificate and badge, a yearly Friesian Fillies Christmas card in December and one A4 Friesian Fillies poster per month (all in digital format.)

Attend the birth of a book...and assist in the delivery!
.
My (conservative) objective is to write at least two books per year and so to publish 10 books in the next 5 years. As a writer needs to read to feed her art, the plan is to do at least one book review a month.

Anything that you could spare would be a tremendous help...you can choose any one of the 4 different tiers described on the right side of this page, or you can give whatever amount you would like, from $5 upwards. I will be eternally grateful for every $5, and so will my Friesian mares, Belle de la Babinière, Tess des Sources Sacrées and Aurore d'Alegria. To meet my soul-mares, click here.

My blog posts at my blog SemperEquus will always remain free to read and so will the inspiration, motivation and support I share on social media. I will continue to support the creators on Patreon that I already support.

More ways you can support my work:
  • Join my mailing list, I'll let you know when I have a special last-minute or early-bird offer running on my workshops and when I do complimentary book give-aways.
  • Buy a book from my website instead of from an online store - that means I receive nearly 90% of what you pay instead of less than 30%.
  • Tell your friends about the Friesian Fillies Fan Club on Patreon.
  • Join my group on Linkedin
I'm happy to answer any questions that you may have. Contact me

Thank you for your potential patronage!


The ones we do not mention...yet!

Recent posts by Margaretha Montagu

Tiers
FFFC Basic Benefactor
$5 or more per month

For the price of a cup of coffee, once a month, you will 

-become a fully-fledged member of the Friesian Fillies Fan Club 

-help me to write the book that I am working on at the moment

-have exclusive access to intermittent Patreon-only polls about my work, because I am hoping that this will be a two-way street, that you will let me know which of the strategies I suggest in the book-in-the-make are useful to you and which are not.  

-receive a free A4 Friesian Fillies Poster (pdf) each month
-receive an official certificate confirming your membership (pdf) and 

-in December, a Christmas card featuring the Friesian Girls (pdf) 

If the patronage gets to $2000, you will get pictures of my 4 black cats too!

FFFC Concious Contributor
$15 or more per month

Join at this tier and you will receive all the above as well as 

 -exclusive access to my discoveries about equine-guided mindfulness meditation 

-sneak peek at my blog posts at least 24hrs before publication  

-a free Advance Reader Copy of the book once finished (pdf)

-your name will appear in the acknowledgement section of the book that I am writing 

FFFC Insider Investor
$100 or more per month

As you may know, to make a small fortune from horses, you need to start with a big one. Although it would be great to make a whatever-sized-fortune from my writing and my workshops (I am essentially an optimist) all I am concerned with at the moment is covering the fillies' living costs. If you become a patron on this tier, you will make a substantial contribution to making that possible, so in addition to all of the above, you will also receive 

-digital copies of three of my books: Self-Confidence made Simple, You ARE Good Enough and Mindfulness and Meditation Options - featuring equine-guided mindfulness meditation, 

-one free Mindfulness Meditation class with the Friesian fillies here in the south of France ($85 value)

-10% off one of my 5/7-day Connect with Horses personal empowerment workshops (come and meet the girls in person!) 

-and, of course, my ever-lasting and boundless gratitude!

Sovereign Sponsor
$550 or more per month

No one should even ask for this amount of money and I am nearly too embarrassed to do so, but horses get ill and horses get injured and the costs associated can bankrupt even the well-off.  So if you choose to sponsor a Friesian Filly, you will get all of the above rewards, plus 

-an A4 photo of the horse you sponsor (pdf)

-a sponsorship certificate (pdf)

-twice a year, in July and December I will call you (Skype) for a chat about your mare. 

-once a year you can come and stay for a two night weekend (accommodation, food and wine included) and spend time with the Friesian mare you are sponsoring.

- acknowledgement of your generosity prominently displayed on your horse's page on my EquineGuidedGrowth.com website for the duration of your sponsorship.