Rebecca Ondov

Extraordinary describes Rebecca’s Ondov’s life. Fifteen years she worked from the saddle in the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex of Montana from May through December. Most of those years she led groups of people on horseback, their gear was packed on mules, over the steep and craggy trails.

Through those adventures, Rebecca developed a unique outlook on life. Each day proved simple—either she lived or she died. If she lived, then she tackled the next day’s adventures. “Believe me;” says Rebecca, “I developed tons of character as I encountered everything from grizzly bears to a 240,000 acre forest fire! Most of the time, I worked at least a two-day horseback ride from the nearest help. All I had to fix the situation were my wits and God—God always turned out to be my best bet.

In 1992 she felt led to enter a Guideposts writing contest even though she had no interest in writing—or talent, she thought. Then, out of 5400 manuscripts, she won. Guideposts flew her, along with 14 other winners, to an intensive week-long all-expense-paid workshop, which was tutored by some of the top Christian Writers in the world. “The whole week I felt like a lone horse in the corral, but I knew God would only ask me to do the impossible.”

Since then Rebecca’s career has stampeded around the world. She has been a contributing author and has also authored more Christian horse books of her own—and she’s under contract to write another.

Rebecca lives with her family in Western Montana. Two horses, two mules, a barn cat, and a golden retriever keep her entertained. By day she brokers lumber and by night she forges ahead with her passion—writing stories about the Western lifestyle, which encourage her readers to Be Inspired with Blazing Faith. To learn more visit