Josie and Her Iron Horses -- the mere name brings out a variety of images in one's mind. Who was this woman who at the young age of 16, received her trainer's license to raise and race thoroughbred racehorses? And did she realize at the time that she was breaking ground for women's rights in a field of endeavor entirely made up of men? This book not only tells the story of Josie, but also gives us the insight on being raised in Los Angeles in the early 1900's. It tells the story of her life from her start as the daughter of a rancher and a Victorian lady to her career that took her to major tracks, fairgrounds, and Hollywood movie sets.