“Cowpie Corgi: A Dog’s Tale”

Cowpie Corgi

ApHC member Randi Yocum of Fayetteville, Texas, made sure to include her favorite breed when creating her newly published children’s book, “Cowpie Corgi: A Dog’s Tale.” Randi, winner of multiple National and World Show titles and high-point awards, incorporated a colorful Appaloosa into her tale about a scampish Corgi who does his best to avoid having to be bathed by his owner.

Unlike many children’s books, which rely on illustrations for visuals, Randi’s son, Sam Yocum II, photographed the book. He’s a New York-based photographer and creator of award-winning campaigns for Levi’s, Nike and Target. With his family connection to Appaloosas, he knew just how to capture Randi’s colorful Appaloosa, JB Persuader — not to mention “Scout,” the Corgi — in an appealing way.

You can learn more by visiting Randi and Scout at Or, visit or ask for the title at your favorite bookstore.

(review by Juli Thorson can also be found in the April issue of Appaloosa Journal)


  1. Juli Thorson Said,

    April 10, 2007 @ 1:02 pm

    We elected to review Randi’s book in the May 07 issue of Horse & Rider as well. We were delighted to find a children’s book that “horse kids” could identify with, and since the Corgi breed is SO popular with horse people, that was another point we really liked.
    The photography in the book is outstanding. High praise to Randi and her son, Sam, for their combined efforts!

    –Juli Thorson, lifestyle editor, Horse & Rider magazine

  2. Joan Bartz Said,

    December 27, 2007 @ 6:21 am

    I just received Cowpie Corgi as a gift for X-mas. I have a tri-colored female Corgi, Grace. She is definitely all those things that are displayed in the book. What a wonderful example of the Corgi, a delightful addition to my “Corgi Collection”. I loved it.

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