In "The Winter Lion", Trill is forced to hunt deer to survive. Still, he learns a great deal about the animals and is glad when he no longer depends on them for sustenance.
Smoke is Clay's horse. Clay is on the rodeo team at his college. He also is a member of the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association.
Shadow is one of those very busy horses who want to check out everything, and can get out of about any regular stall or stable door.
She also likes to inspect whatever might be handy...clothing or cell phones included.
In "Shadow Cat", Trill and Trinity become closer as they become involved with a kidnapped relative, a missing woman and a young man who comes into their lives, only to pass away leaving his daughter to become another member of Trill's family.