Tuesday, April 8, 2014
The Lost Pony of Riverdale by Amanda Wills is set in England and features a horse-loving girl named Poppy.
Life changes for Poppy when her parents inform her that they are moving, and the young girl is not happy about this change in her life until she learns the farm is out in the country and comes with Chester - but not the pony Poppy had hoped for; rather, a donkey. Tory, the former owner, lives now in the small town and glad Poppy will be taking care of Chester.
During Poppy's exploration of their new home with her little brother, Charlie, tagging along, she sees a grey pony. Their adventures lead them to a big wild cat sighting, wild Dartmoor ponies and trying to catch the lost pony once owned by Tory. The lost pony helps the girl find herself.
This coming-of-age story is sure to delight young readers.
Monday, March 17, 2014
A Horse to Treasure by Juliana Hutchings is a lovely story for young horse lovers, and is the second book in the series.
Hilary is the owner of a young horse named Promise and is training him to show in Hunter Jumper events. She is also a riding instructor and the story includes educational insight to beginner and more advanced training.
The teen social life weaves in with the horse show prep and events. When someone wants to buy the Promise, Hilary has a choice to make about her and the horse's future.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Great Horse Breeds of the World by Bonnie Marlewski-Probert is an informative resource full of lovely photos and descriptions. It includes well known equine breeds as well as rare or newly developed ones. This is a hardcover, 108 page Volume I, so other breeds are to follow. The American Quarter Horse and Thoroughbred were not included in this issue.
There are also pages on Tips for Selecting a Horse, the American Association of Riding Schools and Contacts for breeds.
A lovely gift for all ages of horse lovers!
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Camille Matthews has her latest Quincy the Horse book ready for release on March 15th. Quincy and Buck is an entertaining story about a brave horse named Quincy that will entertain and educate young riders.
Set in the southwest, Quincy is worried about going out on a trail ride. He's afraid of all the strange things that he may meet. But his buddy Beau advises him that he must face his fears or he'll never be a brave horse.
One day, he gets his chance to take a trail ride, following an experienced trail horse named Buck. The adventures on this trail ride teach Quincy valuable lessons, and the reader will learn them as well.
Not only is the story wonderful, but also the illustrations in this hardcover book. All three Quincy books will also be released as e-books.
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