top of page
Mary and Roz Fichtner with their books

​Rhyming western children's books

Rusty's Reading Remuda

The latest from Rusty's Remuda!

The Rusty's Remuda Children's Book Series features Rusty the Ranch Horse, Thunder the Smallest War Horse, Delgado the Donkey, and Gunner the All-Around Horse.


It's great for kids age 4-10. However, we HIGHLY recommend reading to babies!

The book series was created way out West by mother-daughter team Mary Fichtner and Roz Fichtner.


Each tale teaches life lessons we have learned from the many horses we love... Rusty's Remuda. There are many more tales to come as we never stop learning!

Illustration of Thunder the Smallest War Horse
2500x1158 watercolor western skies opt.j
Reader's Favorite Award

Want a preview? Click below to see Mary read her first Rusty the Ranch Horse Tale, Rusty Under the Western Skies.

2019 National Book Festival Winner for Wyoming Seal

Favorite Books

Save with Sets


Little girl with a book

I love “The Heart of a Cowgirl” so much and how much it depicts the Western and Cowgirl way of life. I can’t wait to keep it in the family for generations to come and learn about the heart of a Cowgirl. Attached are pictures of me and my niece Maddie reading the book! A big thank you again!

Jordan Jensen, Jr. Miss Estelline Rodeo Queen

Featured in WREN Magazine!

Honored to be featured in the Wren Magazine for December for Independent publishing.


Very proud of my daughter and illustrator for the incredible illustrations! They truly make the books magical.

wren image screen clip.jpg
bottom of page