Okay, so one day we and our kids will again be hanging out at stables and enjoying all that riding has to offer. Until then, enjoy time with this book and prepare for that time.
This title is encyclopedic in nature. Chapters include Horse Life, The Perfect Horse-For You!, Ready to Ride, Safety Skills, Eating Like a Horse, Stable Life, Grooming Guide, Healthy and Happy, Sports, Shows and FUN! with additional sections on routines, a glossary, resources and references. Definitely a title that a young rider (ages 8 to 12 on average) will enjoy.
Readers will learn about the horse’s life cycle, how horses communicate, the different breeds and coat colors, tips for riding and so, so much more. Find out about riding gear for both the horse and rider. Know a horse’s gaits from walk to gallop. Know how to groom your equine buddy. I could go on and review everything in the book but will leave some for readers to discover and enjoy.
The author knows her stuff. She has been in love with horses since the age of three. Now, she has more than 45 years of experience in the world of horses.
The text is clear and is accompanied by appealing illustrations. I very highly recommend this title for budding equestriennes. They will learn so much, will enjoy going through the book and will soon be asking their favorite adults to get them a horse!
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title in exchange for an honest review.
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