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The Kingfisher Illustrated Horse and Pony Encyclopedia Hardcover – October 12, 2010


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 10 - 14 years
  • Grade Level: 5 - 9
  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Kingfisher; Revised edition (October 12, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0753464853
  • ISBN-13: 978-0753464854
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 0.9 x 11.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,980 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Grade 4–8—This revision is virtually identical to the 2004 edition, except for updated websites and some minor changes in the text. Every photograph is the same, but they have held up well and do not look dated. They actually have more "pop" here in terms of clarity, contrast, and brightness, and will provide hours of enjoyable browsing or an opportunity to find pertinent information. The first section focuses on the horse itself—breeds, life cycle, domestication, and anatomy. The next section covers many areas of horse management, including feeding, housing, grooming, health care and first aid, and equipment. The third section examines the various aspects of riding, both western and English, although the majority of the photos feature English saddlery. This striking book would be an asset to any collection, but if you have the earlier edition, purchase it only if there is a real need for a second copy.—Carol Schene, formerly at Taunton Public Schools, MA
(c) Copyright 2011.  Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Author Ransford is a full-time writer who has written more than 30 books for children. An expert horsewoman, she owns a horse and two ponies.

This volume has suggested grade levels of three through eight. The opening sections contain general information on horses and then describe various breeds--hotblood horses, coldblood horses, warmblood horses, and pony breeds. The remainder of the volume covers keeping, feeding, grooming, health care, and riding in chapters that are detailed and precise and convey the serious level of commitment necessary to all aspects of care and riding. The lavish color photographs, some of which are taken from the author's The Kingfisher Illustrated Encyclopedia of Horse and Pony Breeds (2003), are indispensable visual aids to descriptions of housing, saddling, mounting, and so on. Photographs of youngsters handling animals will appeal to the targeted age group. The text is supported by a clear table of contents, a glossary, and an index. Younger children may have difficulties with some of the text. Terms, such as gymkhana, are not defined in context, although they may appear in the glossary.

An attractive, thorough book such as this one should satisfy horse lovers. It is a good choice for both school and public libraries. Sharon E. Cohen
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Useful information and lots a great pictures.
Dawn
I got a chance to read through this book before I gave it to my 13 year old niece.
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I would reccommend this book for any horse lover of any age.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mavis on April 28, 2014
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I bought this book for a gift for a friend's son. He absolutely loved it. The pictures and explanation of different horses, gaits, training and more were awesome. I almost kept it for myself. Knowing he loved as much as I did and we are 38 years apart in age tells you its a good book for everyone.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By PruLady on April 23, 2014
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I gave it to our great niece who loves horses. She looks at it constantly. It's a very nice book and can be enjoyed by horse lovers of all ages.
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This was a gift for a young teen who works with horses. It has gorgeous illustrations; wonderful information on various breeds and tips for caring for these beautiful animals. Would buy it again!
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Gave this to my niece for Christmas - she is a horse lover to say the least - she doesn't have a horse, but that doesn't keep her away from liking them apparently. She was EXCITED to say the least about this book when she opened it - and I've check in since then and she is still enjoying it.
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By Millie P on February 17, 2014
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I enjoyed this book. It has a lot of useful information and is visually very impressive with lots of beautiful pictures.
Esasy to follow chapters on pony care, suitable for all ages.
Author Sandy Ransford knows her horses.
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I got a chance to read through this book before I gave it to my 13 year old niece. She is not a particularly avid reader, but she loves horses. This book gives her a chance to learn all about them. I loved the glossy dust cover. The cover art is high quality. This book could serve as a coffee table piece.
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By Jelly Bean on December 18, 2013
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My granddaughter has just starting to learn how to ride a horse. She will love this book. It has everything you can imagine on breeds of horses and all the info that she will want to have at her finger tips.
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By L. A. Rogers on October 25, 2013
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As a new horseback rider I loved the book. It is very imformative about the breeds of horses, colors and the pictures are beautiful
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