The Braided Crop Ranch is looking for stable hands.
But this is no ordinary horse ranch. The Braided Crop Ranch caters to men with a certain interest. An interest involving harnesses, tails and trainers.
Managed and expertly run by registered psychologist, Adam Marsland, the Ranch is a safe place for the expression of sex positive and kink positive needs and fantasies.
Jensen Moriarty is desperate for a job.
He can handle horses. In fact, he’s a pro at it.
Too bad the BCR doesn’t deal with real horses. But they do have “ponies”.
If Jensen can wrap his head around what the BCR actually stands for, he may have the opportunity to expand his resumé, and experience something completely unexpected in the process.
~ A BDSM cowboy story about men who like to play pony, and the trainers who indulge them.
"Best book I have read this year hands down!
Excellent pacing. Plenty of sex that never felt repetitive. Believable Characters. I can't even think of anything I didn't like in this book!"
Owen Lipke is looking for adventure. When he hears about a ranch in the Muskokas catering to kinky men who don’t want to settle for backroom amateurs, he signs up in a second.
At the Braided Crop Ranch, Owen finds what he’s looking for: A sex positive space with safety protocols and Doms (trainers) who know their business. And a stable full of well-behaved ponyboys to prove it.
Owen thinks his trainer, Kamal, is hot as hell but finds being a ponyboy isn’t as intuitive as he expected. As he struggles to learn the basics of equine pet play under the firm hand of his trainer he finds himself falling for the older, experienced, man.
And perhaps Kamal is developing a thing for the young, adventurous newcomer. But there are rules at the ranch about fraternizing with staff. And Owen wonders if it’s wise to fall in love with the pragmatic trainer who unravels him layer by layer to expose his deepest needs and most secret proclivities.
But perhaps wisdom is overrated. And maybe the rewards of adventure are only achieved when you abandon caution and take a huge leap of faith.
"BDSM fans, and lovers of kink: Ponyboy should be at the top of your TBR shelf. AE Lister writes one of the all-time hottest puppy play scenes I’ve ever read, and the ponyboy training scenes are delectable."
Adam Marsland has a plan.
He’s been managing the Braided Crop Ranch for six years and wants to bring everybody he can find back for a week of games, competition and celebration.
Henry Swift was a ponyboy at the BCR during its very first year. He learned to trot, pull a cart and submit to his trainer. He’s never quite left the experience behind and is excited to receive Adam’s invitation to return.
But it’s not only the Ranch and its sex-positive atmosphere pulling Henry back to the seclusion of the Muskoka wilderness.
Ever since their first frantic and lustful encounter in the woods, Henry’s had a thing for Adam Marsland and his memories of his tumultuous time on the ranch have haunted him for years. Adam’s still at the ranch, and now Henry can go back and find out if the older man has any regret for the way things turned out in the past.
But the gymkhana Adam’s planning means the return of a plethora of ponyboys and trainers and Henry wonders if he will have trouble reminding Adam how much they wanted to be together back then, and how possible it might be for them now, in the midst of the excitement and testosterone.
Noone ever said love was easy, but Henry is determined to make the most of his chance.
"AE Lister’s pony play romances continue in Dark Horse. Braided Crop Ranch fans have waited a long time for Adam to find his happily ever after, and hot-damn, it’s a good one!"