Saturday, April 16, 2016

Penny the Palomino Quarter Horse by Gary Scogin


Penny the Palomino Quarter Horse by Gary Scogin is a galloping good time! This second book about Penny is as fun as the first! This time Penny is entered in the biggest horse race in the U.S. - the Triple Crown!  She's confused at first, but doesn't disappoint Mr. Dollarhide. Great story for young horse lovers.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

The Diary of a Horse Mad Girl by Katrina Kahler

Another fun and educational young reader's horse book is The Diary of a Horse Mad Girl by Katrina Kahler.

Written like a diary by a soon to be nine-year-old girl in Australia, Abbie, this story explains the joys and a few disasters of horse ownership. Her new pony is named Sparkle and is a palomino. I wonder why there is a bay on the cover? But there are photos included, some of Sparkle as well as other horses and animals on the farm.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Selah's Sweet Dream by Susan Count

Selah's Sweet Dream by Susan Count is a delightful story of a 12 year-old who dreams of having a horse. While visiting her grandfather, Selah sees a wild black horse in trouble out in the woods and with help from her grandfather and his dog, they save the mare. It turns out that Sweet Dream was meant to belong to Selah, thanks to her dearly departed grandmother. But the training process, and earning the mare's trust, is a challenge.

Any young reader would enjoy this contemporary adventure novel with a Christian viewpoint.

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Monday, February 15, 2016

Horsefever by Lee Hope

Horsefever by Lee Hope is a very emotional novel about a middle-aged woman named Nikki who has a passion for excelling at showing in the sport of three-phase eventing. To attain her goal, since she knows she needs help due to her fear, her wealthy husband hires a trainer, Gabe, who admires her spirit and understands her fear since he is unable to compete after a nasty fall. But their spouses, Cliff and Carla, are jealous of the relationship that escalates as Nikki climbs the ranks in her show standings.

This is a well-written, exciting novel, but it has deep meanings, sexual tension and symbolism that may not be understood by all, especially children.