Monday, January 18, 2016

Winter of the Crystal Dances by Angela Dorsey




Winter of the Crystal Dances by Angela Dorsey is a different type of equine novel; both realistic and supernatural. It is well written with great characters and an adventurous plot.

Evy is a teen with a secret, and she must learn to control her "gift" in order to avoid trouble. She's also a horse and animal lover along with her artistic mom. They leave out hay to feed a starving wild mustang herd during a bitter cold snap, but when a filly is attacked by a wolf, Evy helps to heal the unwilling wild patient.

Horse lovers from preteens to adults will enjoy this story of self-awareness.


Sunday, November 22, 2015

Fergus Book!



The Essential Fergus the Horse: The Life and Times of the World's Favorite Cartoon Equine by Jean Abernethy


Love Fergus! So glad there's now a book about this funny, insightful equine cartoon. Great gift for horse lovers of all ages.

Visit the author's site at http://www.jeanabernethy.com/

Wonderful Horse Book for Young Children!




Penny the Palomino Quarter Horse and Her New Shoes by Gary Scogin is a delightful story that would appeal to young children as a bedtime story or read alone. The fantastic artwork by Alex Ray adds to its charm.

Penny lives on a ranch and overhears her owner say she is getting new shoes. So Penny guesses at what type of shoes - high heels? boots? She's very confused!

I highly recommend this educational and fun story to all little horse lovers!

Find it at Amazon.

Sunday, November 1, 2015

In the Heart of the Mustang by MJ Evans



The book, In the Heart of the Mustang by MJ Evans, is the type of horse novel I love to read, one with an interesting protagonist, an endearing theme without being preachy, a detailed setting and cast of characters the reader won't forget.

When 15 year-old Hunter learns that his mother has lied to him about his father, he retaliates by running away and making the wrong sort of friends on the street. To avoid trouble with the court, his grandfather suggests they send Hunter to a boy's ranch in Arizona and grandpa will pay for his stay.

Hunter is not impressed with Promise Ranch at first, and especially when he meets the other at-risk boys and staff including the head cowboy, a horse trainer for the wild mustangs that the ranch adopts. But slowly he learns about life lessons, even after a personal tragedy. 

This is a fantastic story for everyone, not just horse lovers. It's one of the best coming of age novels I've ever read!