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Last of the Wild Horses Book Review

Sorry that there’s no picture available.  Last of the Wild Horses is a great read for any horse lover.  It sketches the wild horse and goes from the Sable Island ponies to the wild mustang of North America.  With full color photos and informative interesting text, this book will be a great addition to your library.


Two More Horse Diaries!!!!

Cover Image

Cover Image

Yep!  Two more Horse Diaries and the last one on the way.  I’ll give you a short summary of each one.

Golden Sun is about a snowflake Appalousa horse.  He lives with the Nez Perce Indians, and his owner is a boy named Little Turtle.  He finds a friend in Dancing Feather, a skittish, but beautiful filly.  After a riding accident, Dancing Feather’s owner becomes sick.  Will Golden Sun and Little Turtle be able to save their friend?  Read this book by the illustrator’s daughter, Whitney Sanderson to find out.

Risky Chance is about a sleek and fast Thoroughbred.  He wins many races, but injures his leg racing against Seabiscuit at the Santa Anita Handicap.  Even though his leg seems to heal, it never really does, and he is forced to run in claim races, going from one owner to the other.  But is there hope at the end of this dark tunnel?  This is one of the best Horse Diaries, so be sure to read it!

Horse Diaries #6 Yatimah

Horse Diaries #6: Yatimah

Yatimah, whose name means ‘orphan’ in Arabic is about an Arabian filly living with an Arab tribe that travels from oasis to oasis to be able to survive.  When Yatimah’s mother, Sarab dies giving birth to her, the chieftain won’t even look at Yatimah.  Sarab was his favourite war mare.  (NOTE: In Arabia, mares instead of stallions were used for raids because the stallions would whinny to the other horses, but the mares wouldn’t.  Because of this, mares were much more prized then stallions.)  Yatimah becomes used to the herd and learns about raids when her foster brother Tamil is kidnapped by another tribe.  Will the sheik finally notice Yatimah’s great potential as a war mare?  Or because of his bitterness will Yatimah be forced to stay a breeding mare?  Read this exciting book to find out.

Check out Star’s story here.

Look out for…the Horse Diaries!

I got a $10 gift card to Chapters today, so I went to Chapters, naturally! 🙂  I got two books in a wonderful series called Horse Diaries.  They’re basically stories of different breeds told by the horses point of view, first person.  I haven’t had time to read them yet, but watch out for a post about them coming up!

Horse Diaries #6: Yatimah

Horse Diaries #2: Bell's Star

Spirit of the Horse

Spirit of the Horse is full of beautiful horse photos.  It has several chapters including; Wild Horses, Draft Horses, Ponies, and Foals.  In addition to the many photos it also has many interesting horse facts written in paragraph format.  Spirit of the Horse is a treasure any horse lover should be glad to put on their shelf.