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Product Details

  • Age Range: 10 - 14 years
  • Grade Level: 5 - 9
  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Kingfisher; Revised and Updated edition (October 12, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0753464853
  • ISBN-13: 978-0753464854
  • Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.8 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,597 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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
Once I got this book, I learned a lot of cool stuff like the parts of a horse, different breeds, how to care for a horse, how to ride a horse,etc.
Busy mom
I would reccommend this book for any horse lover of any age.
mh

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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By mh on April 25, 2007
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I found this book very readable with lots of beautiful pictures. It has sections on horse breeds(horses&ponies), horse's coloring/markings, grooming, traveling, trimming, stable management, feeding, health & caring for a sick horse, and tack. It even has a section on riding(mostly eastern)and driving! This book only gives basic information with a reasonable amount of detail. I would reccommend this book for any horse lover of any age. If you plan on owning a horse someday and want a book on training your horse then this isn't the best choice. If you want to know the basics of what goes into caring for a horse I would reccomend this book. Again, it has wonderful pictures and is easy to read. I love it and have confidence you will too.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A. Buker on September 20, 2009
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I purchsed this book for my oldest daughter. She's 7, and absolutely ADORES horses. She LOVES this book. I looked through it as well. It's very informative. Also, the pictures and digrams are very nice. Definately a good purchase in my opinion for anyone who enjoys horses!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Lysa on December 30, 2009
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My daughter got this for her 5th birthday in August and still looks at it everyday. She can't read yet but she loves the pictures and everyday copies sentences out of the book because she is doing her, so called, "horse homework". I'm learning a ton too.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Kylie Lester on August 27, 2013
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This is an amazing encyclopedia for anyone who wants to know more about horse. It is for passionate horse owners and those thinking about owning a horse. Amazing photos showing different breeds, where they can be found,etc.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Dawn on December 23, 2009
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I bought this as a gift for my granddaughter. She LOVED it. Useful information and lots a great pictures.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Busy mom on December 2, 2012
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I really liked this book. Once I got this book, I learned a lot of cool stuff like the parts of a horse, different breeds, how to care for a horse, how to ride a horse,etc. I love horses, and this book was a lot of help to me, because I am around horses a lot. If I had to pick a favorite part of the book, it would probably have to be the pictures. They are so beautiful and colorful. Horses are so fascinating to me.They live a very different life than us, and have a very different perspective of the world than us. This book has taught me that, and lots of other stuff. This book isn't too long, and it's fun and easy to read for about any age. If you like horses, or need to know more about them, I recommend this book to you.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Susan L. Jones on November 24, 2012
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Filled with all kinds of information about horses. Great photographs. A wonderful reference for questions about certain breeds. Well worth the money!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Aunty Dan on September 7, 2012
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Very easy to read book and it provides the right amount of information for a young reader interested in horses
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