The Billy and Blaze series fueled my desire to have a true companion like Blaze who would accompany me on adventures. Billy and Blaze not only stoked my love of horses, but it taught me to read. I devoured every book in the series, and so was understandably crushed when I reached first grade back in the old days reading was not encouraged in kindergarten and was handed a book of stories about Dick, Jane, Sally and Spot. Alison Hart has written over thirty books about horses including the popular Shadow Horse and its sequel Whirlwind.
I was a Saddle Club kid. I had a weekly lesson on a school horse and competed in the local Sunday show circuit. I also had a job at a candy store, non-horsey friends, and an assortment of other hobbies.
The Blue Ribbon series, on the other hand, was my daydream: All of the girls actually act like teenagers Kate spends the first book in a full Harry-in-Order-of-the-Phoenix snit , but the plots—three narrated by Kate, two by Jesse, and one by Dara—are driven by their relationships with their horses, not by boy or school troubles.
The books have tons of riding, showing, and stable details, which I was totally into. She lives in New York. I never wanted to be a jockey, which is good because I was a moderately tall preteen and a middling, cautious rider. So Danny settles for slavish devotion to the horse calls Big Red, working as his groom while developing a frankly unhealthy attachment to the racehorse.
Danny wanted to be a part of something big, something that transcended the grubby realities of horse racing and adulthood. In his crabby, anxious desire, Danny might as well have been a little girl. Allison Williams is a senior editor at Seattle Met magazine, guidebook author, and journalist. But very few endeared themselves to me as much as the Thoroughbred series did. A chapter series which, might I add, still holds up a dozen years later. I still have my copies.
The series starts with Ashleigh, whose family lives and works on a Thoroughbred horsebreeding farm. She does all the things normal people do — go to school, deal with family issues — while helping around the farm while she can. Who she then trains. And, you know, goes on to be an amazingly awesome racehorse.
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At first, it was the beautiful description of Beauty, the coal-black horse with the white star and gentle disposition that drew me in. I so longed to ride Beauty, the spunky pony Merrylegs, or even poor, misunderstood and misused Ginger. As I started riding, I learned from John Manly and Joe and Jerry Barker about how wonderful it was just to be around horses in the barn, to care for them and smell like them and endlessly brush them.
The thing that to this day brings tears to my eyes and makes me wish I could go back in time and write a fan-girl letter to Ms. The fact that this book, this lovely, anthropomorphic love letter to horses, directly led to a change in equine welfare and reduced the mistreatment of horses.
That is why I would gift Black Beauty to every young would-be rider. It shows the good, the bad, and the indifferent in the world of horses — but mostly it shows how rewarding it is to treat these generous, lovely animals with love, kindness, and respect. She lives in Virginia. These days were the best time a non-sporty kid could have in the gym, which smelled like popcorn, not plastic balls and kid-feet.
Now, [redacted number] years later, I had to work hard to remember the name of the boy in The Black Stallion. Alec, though, was irrelevant to a girl who just. I had had to research the pet I did get a gerbil , so I researched horses. A cremello has pink skin, blue eyes and cream colored coat with white mane and tail.
Brindle is a rare color pattern in horses but does occur. If you have never seen a Leopard Appaloosa, there's one in here! Did you know that 'splashed white' horses are commonly deaf? At the end of the book there is a basic horse diagram. SO if you are wanting to learn about all the different horse colors then this book is definitely one to get BUT if you are looking for more details on breeds, horse characteristics etc then you probably do not want this one. What a lot of various information on the horses colors here,etc.
I sure did it know that was so much info on horses in this type of ebook. This,I would like to recommend this for five stars and for anyone any age who maybe interested in say breeding horses and gaining info on what each type of horses have such and such genes that. I received this ebook for free, very likely and now here is my honest review in return.
I was amazed by the variety of horse colors shown in this book! The photos are outstanding and are good examples of the colors. A younger child will enjoy the photos while and older child or adult will be treated to detailed color facts. The pictures played a large part in this book. I loved how the author would describe a horse, have a picture of that horse, and then give an example of a famous ho -Disclaimer: I loved how the author would describe a horse, have a picture of that horse, and then give an example of a famous horse by that color.
Short, easy, and a fun read!
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Jan 07, Jason Stanley rated it it was amazing. My grandfather could be trusted to drive with both hands because he never got comfortable with cars but could literally make a rope sing while spinning lassos and loops.
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I have never thought about how a horses color has such impact. Not only do different breeds with their physical characteristics and personality traits have specific colors. Using the color of the horse as her basic palate the author goes on to give descriptions and the psychological impact of those attributes on us as we see those horses in movies and on TV.
The number of movies and TV programs she uses to identify different types of horse is as impressive as the way she uses the movies and human stars to paint a more complete picture of horses than I could have imagined possible. As fun side notes: You might consider becoming a horse makeup artist if you have ever wanted to get into the movies.
For the uninitiated, you will learn that names like piebald and flee-bitten are not bad words. This has to be the best book on learning how to identify a horse by its color I have ever seen on horses yes, I have seen other horse books — remember I grew up around horses Jun 21, Clare O'Beara rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book captivated me - literally, since I meant to just glance at it and read it later, but ended up reading from start to finish.
The strong, beautiful images played a large part. I love horses and have long been interested in coat colourations. In Ireland we did not have Appaloosas when I was growing up, but I read Fabulous by Dorothy Benedict, part of a three-book series which I later acquired in full. This series includes Appaloosas, black, palomino, paint, zebra dun coloured horses. Now w This book captivated me - literally, since I meant to just glance at it and read it later, but ended up reading from start to finish. Now with DNA testing as this e-book explains, it is possible to test horses to see what genes and factors they carry and which are being expressed or dominant, and not expressed or recessive.
While Lesley Lodge stresses that colour is secondary compared to choosing the right size, breed and temperament for your needs, she then looks at some fine examples of horses. The two main coat colours are black and red, with other colours being dilute forms.
The skin can also be pink or black. Then there are markings such as blaze, star and sock, as well as the gaudier Appaloosa or paint markings. Mainly the book focuses on horses of the film world, as these bring handsome horses to the viewer and the British-based author is involved in the film scene. She doesn't mention that Tom Mix rode a handsome pinto called Tony. However pintos get their star in Hidalgo. The target audience seems to be young adults.
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If you love horses you will love this and you may learn something too because our knowledge is expanding at a fantastic rate. Jun 21, Angela Lambkin rated it it was amazing. I enjoyed this book about learning all about horses and their colors, how they may have received their colors as well as learning more about the horse actors and how they were and why certain horses, ponies were selected as horse actors by film makers for tv and the movies.
I recommend this type of book for those who love or like to lean more about these equines and or who may be trying to choose the best horse for themselves,their kids,etc. I received this book free and in exchange I am doing re I enjoyed this book about learning all about horses and their colors, how they may have received their colors as well as learning more about the horse actors and how they were and why certain horses, ponies were selected as horse actors by film makers for tv and the movies. I received this book free and in exchange I am doing reviews for the author as well as any future buyers.
Great work Lesley and if I were to choose a horse I would like a very sweet,lovable horse to go horseback riding just for my enjoyment only after taking perhaps a few more lessons maybe if a new instructor were to take me on as a student rider if that person felt I needed more lessons that is. Keep up the great work concerning writing about horses and ponies,ok?
Apr 25, Megan ReadingRover rated it really liked it Shelves: I received this book as a first reads giveaway and was asked to provide an honest review. This book was a fun and insightful look into the different colors of horses. It was very informative and packed with useful information about the different colors of different types of horses. What I really enjoyed about the book was that the author provided famous examples of many different colored horses. There were movies, TV shows and books all referenced.
She even explains how the horses colors are por I received this book as a first reads giveaway and was asked to provide an honest review. She even explains how the horses colors are portrayed on screen and different tricks used in show business.