Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Trouble with Being a Horse

The Trouble with Being a Horse by Emily Edwards has an interesting perspective - the viewpoint of a human in a horses' body!

This delightful and educational fantasy is part Wizard of Oz (there's no place like home) and Black Beauty (not all horse owners are nice) and I thoroughly enjoyed the story. I was even surprised by the ending; I thought the young horse lover, Olivia, would return to her human body - but how? I won't ruin it for you!

This is a "must read" for young horse enthusiasts because it also teaches them the importance of communication with the horse when working around and riding them.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to say that i agree with this book review one hundred percent. The story line of this book is extremely unique and the author has managed to make it an enjoyable read that brings together both knowledge for the reader a tremendous insight into understanding how horses communicate not only with one another but also with us their owners and riders. As a trainer and coach I enjoyed the book very much and i believe this book should be an addition to every stable. It's fun, it's imaginitive, it's educational and it stresses how important it is to listen to your horse. If you have a horse that is showing undesirable behaviour, chances are you are not listening to what he/she is trying to say! Thank you to the author for being so knowledgeable and bringing this wonderful, imaginitive book to the public.