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  • Non fiction horse books for children?

    We have two young girls, ages 10 and 14 who help out around the barn where I board, in exchange for riding time. I would like to buy them each a horse related book for Christmas-something with good info, not too frou-frou, but able to keep a kids interest. Would also consider a quality fiction book. Any good ideas?

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    When I was that age, I loved the books with pictures of breeds, and descriptions of tack and different disciplines. Heck, I still love them, and buy a new one every time I see it! I'm particularly fond of the ones published by DK Publishing, Barnes & Noble has a nice one for about $10, it's about trade paperback sizeI can't seem to find it at the mo. I'll see if I can find it and get back to you

    LBR
    I reject your reality, and substitute my own- Adam Savage

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      I have a copy of the book I'm talking about, unfortunately it's packed away somewhere. Let me see if I can find it tomorrow, and I will call up the ISBN for you.

      LBR
      I reject your reality, and substitute my own- Adam Savage

      R.I.P Ron Smith, you'll be greatly missed

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      • #4
        Get them a Pony Club manual, either whichever level is most appropriate or start with the D manual and then get them the others each year as they grow
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        • #5
          I loved Marguerite Henry's "Born to Trot". Based on a true story with lots of interesting horse information. I remember not being able to put it down.
          "Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple” – Barry Switzer

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          • #6
            AHA!! I think I found it, I'm pretty sure mine doesn't have the colours around the outside, but mine could be a lot older
            http://www.amazon.com/Horses-DK-Pock...=cm_cr_pr_pb_tSince it's Amazon, you can look inside the book too!

            LBR
            I reject your reality, and substitute my own- Adam Savage

            R.I.P Ron Smith, you'll be greatly missed

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            • #7
              Cherry Hill put out a book for children on horse care. I don't own it so haven't read it but I browsed it in the bookstore the other day and you might want to consider it: Cherry Hill's Horse Care for Kids. Fugly recommended it a year or so ago, as well.

              Except that most kids wouldn't care for a used book as a gift, I would recommend Pony Care by Jean Slaughter [Doty], which was pretty thorough for kids but not over their heads.

              But I, too, always loved those picture books of breeds. I used to get mine at Kmart, published usually by Octopus books or Cathay but I really did soak those up, and for today's readers the DK books are really lovely, like ladybugred said.
              If thou hast a sorrow, tell it not to the arrow, tell it to thy saddlebow, and ride on, singing. -- King Alfred the Great

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              • #8
                Assuming you can find it, Famouse Horses and their People was one of my favorite library books when I was that age.

                But the USPC manuals are a good idea too (I often recommend them to folks).
                The Trials and Jubilations of a Twenty-Something Re-rider
                Happy owner of Kieran the mostly-white-very-large-not-pony.

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                • #9
                  "The Perfect Distance" by Kim Ablon Whitney is a good young adult book set in the Medal/Maclay world — fiction, but Whitney is a show judge so she knows of what she writes.

                  "Seabiscuit" wouldn't be above a smart 14-year-old's head.

                  Everyone needs a copy of George Morris, no?
                  "Go on, Bill — this is no place for a pony."

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                  • #10
                    Definitely the Pony Club manuals!

                    It's probably too young for the 14 year old, but Happy Horsemanship was one of my favorite books when I was around 10:

                    http://www.amazon.com/Happy-Horseman...0186475&sr=8-1

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by InWhyCee Redux View Post
                      "The Perfect Distance" by Kim Ablon Whitney is a good young adult book set in the Medal/Maclay world — fiction, but Whitney is a show judge so she knows of what she writes.

                      My daughter is 14 and read this a year or 2 ago (actually read it more than once). She's a stickler for accurate portrayal when it comes to horse books (well, any book for that matter).

                      The USPC manuals are great and I also recommend them.

                      A few other books that are high on our list are:

                      Lessons with Lendon: by Lendon Gray
                      Riding for Kids: Judy Richter
                      Your Horse, Your Pony: Cherry Hill
                      KISS - Guide to carinf ro your Horse: Moira C. Harris


                      I could come up with a few more - we have a HUGE non-fiction horse library. Daughter is an avid reader!!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Rallycairn View Post
                        Cherry Hill put out a book for children on horse care. I don't own it so haven't read it but I browsed it in the bookstore the other day and you might want to consider it: Cherry Hill's Horse Care for Kids. Fugly recommended it a year or so ago, as well.
                        this is a great one! i've used it as the basis of a summer camp program before, each kid got a copy and we would go over different sections during the non-riding times of camp. good solid information and an easy, clear format for kids to understand. love it!
                        Proud member of the "I'm In My 20's and Hope to Be a Good Rider Someday" clique

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                        • #13
                          As a younger kid, I too loved those big books with lots of pictures - The Wonderful World Of Horses, the Colorful World of Horses - but the one I pored over was The Encylopedia of The Horse. I dog-eared that book - it had breeds, disciplines, care, training. I didn't have a horse of my own and rarely got to ride. That book was the next best thing.
                          Don't wrassle with a hog. You just get dirty, and the hog likes it.

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