Sunday, December 11, 2016

More Horse Books from 5m Publishing

Here are two more books from the Horse Riding & Management Series developed by 5m Publishing. Great resources for horse owners.

Horse Behaviour by Barbara Schoning (a German specialized veterinarian) covers how the horse's brain works, the difference between instinct and learned behavior, how a foal's is developed as well as the mentality of a herd. 

Natural Medicine for Horses by Cornelia Wittek (a natural remedy practitioner) explains how common herbs, flowers and fungi can be used to benefit a horse's health. Each item - in alphabetical order - describes the origin, the medicinal properties and how to use them. Such as, Oregano can be used in a warm poultice to soothe over-exertion.

The series can be found on

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Meeting of the Mustangs

Meeting of the Mustangs by Cathy Kennedy is a Black Beauty tale of a Mustang colt who learns about life, both the good and the bad.

This heartwarming story is written for children so they understand the way a horse thinks and reacts, as well as the horse's interaction with man.

This well written book will be enjoyed by all horse lovers, although the ending is somewhat abrupt.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Foals and Young Horses; Horse Riding & Management Series

Foals and Young Horses is one of the Horse Riding & Management Series developed by 5m Publishing.

This is a lovely resource for someone interested in breeding and raising a foal. From pregnancy to foaling to ground training, this book is full of detailed photos and exercises to practice with the young horse to prepare it for its eventual purpose.

Since it was written by non-American authors, certain words may sound foreign. Such as "head collar" which we in the U.S. call a halter.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Journeys with Horses by Leslie McDonald

Obviously written by a professional horsewoman, Journeys with Horses shares insights about people with a passion for horses. Similar to my Beloved Horses series, this book is a collection of true short stories for all ages of horse lovers. My favorite, the most memorable I think, was Chapter Ten, Gotta Love. A real equine love story!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

No Pizza Delivery? by Grace Marshall

No Pizza Delivery? by Grace Marshall is about a teen named Ruth who moves with her father and brother to a Missouri farm where her dad wants to start a horse ranch. She's torn between leaving her friends and starting a new life in the country where they have no pizza delivery, but do have beautiful surroundings and a chance to own horses.

This Christian based story teaches many life lessons for a Y/A reader. It is well written and the ending leaves the reader wanting more. It’s the first in a new series entitled, "Horse Haven."

Read more about the author at

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.

Visit the author's site at

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.

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.