Heather Smith Thomas grew up on a ranch near Salmon, Idaho. She is the author of 23 books and thousands of articles on animal health care. Her books include Essential Guide to Calving, Getting Started with Beef & Dairy Cattle. The 4th edition of my book Storey’s Guide to Training Horses was just published with updated info and many new photographs. She and her husband Lynn Thomas have been raising beef cattle and a few horses on their ranch in central Idaho since 1967.