Jean Abernethy grew up on a small family farm, where as a child, she learned explore her world on horseback. She pursued a college education in Equine studies, then earned her art degree at Ocad University in Toronto. Her comical horse cartoons have graced equine print publications for over 30 years, while her passion for horses has led her through work with saddle making, and employment as a barn hand, carriage driver, and trail guide. Most notably, her star character, Fergus, has brought laughter to over 300,000 Facebook fans around the world. Jean has written and illustrated three books: The Essential Fergus the Horse; Fergus: A Horse to Be Reckoned With; and Fergus and the Greener Grass. Jean resides in Wellesley, Ontario, Canada.