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Product Details

  • Series: Morgan Horse Series
  • Perfect Paperback: 206 pages
  • Publisher: Willow Bend Publishing; First edition (September 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 097090021X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0970900210
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #350,866 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Horse lovers of all ages will get something out of this novel and, I suspect, from the entire series...Pros: One of the best things about this novel is following the relationships between Heather and the other young people. There is no inappropriate talk, thoughts, or behavior, and there are realistic consequences for poor choices. Cons: Rimfire has the potential to distract your kids from other schoolwork, or more positively, from the television or computer! --Krystin Corneilson, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine

As always, Feld manages to cover safety, good stable management skills, and sound horsemanship and training techniques while smoothly moving the story along. Adding zest to the main storyline is a horse rescue, a trip out West, a showing mishap, and a missing horse. These events guarantee the sustained interest of young readers. Rimfire entertains and instructs while raising awareness of positive social and personal skills in the context of a lively story. --Lynne A. Miller, The Aiken Horse

As with all the in the Morgan Horse series, this one is a pure delight to read. Feld weaves life lessons, horse sense, and a hefty dose of barrel racing information into the exciting plot. The end result is a books that's both highly entertaining and subtly educational...Bottom line: Young horse lovers will get lost in this story of friendship, horse sense, and adventure! --Horseman's Yankee Pedlar

About the Author

Ellen Feld is an IRA/Children's Choices winner (twice) who began writing about horses more than 20 years ago. At first she wrote for small, regional magazines, but within a few short years, her work began to appear regularly in large, national publications. In 2001, while waiting for her next assignment, Ms. Feld wrote a short story about a Morgan Horse. That tale became the first chapter of Blackjack: Dreaming of a Morgan Horse. The book went on to win a coveted Children s Choices award, an honor bestowed jointly by the International Reading Association and the Children s Book Council. To date, Ms. Feld has authored nine horse books, including seven in the Morgan Horse series. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, two children, ten horses, and assorted other pets.

More About the Author

Ellen Feld is an IRA/Children's Choices winner (twice) who began writing about horses more than 20 years ago. At first she wrote for small, regional magazines, but within a few short years, her work began to appear regularly in large, national publications. In 2001, while waiting for her next assignment, Ms. Feld wrote a short story about a Morgan Horse. That tale became the first chapter of Blackjack: Dreaming of a Morgan Horse. The book went on to win a coveted Children s Choices award, an honor bestowed jointly by the International Reading Association and the Children s Book Council. To date, Ms. Feld has authored ten books, including seven in the Morgan Horse series. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, two children, ten horses, and assorted other pets.

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This is one summer that will fly by, for sure!
Viviane Crystal
This is the perfect book to teach young ones about moral values, how one's careless actions can hurt everyone, and forgiveness.
Michael
Heather's favorite horse was Blackjack and Katie's was Hot Shot, a "barrel racing horse."
D. Fowler

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Viviane Crystal TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 7, 2009
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RIMFIRE: THE BARREL RACING MORGAN HORSE

ELLEN F. FELD

Young Adult Fiction

Fall 2009 - 206 pp.

Willow Bend Publishing

ISBN: 9780970900210

Heather Richardson is initially reluctant to visit her parents' friends in the state of Oklahoma but becomes more excited when she hears they have a ranch with 20 horses. Her expectations are about to be wildly filled, as she makes a new dear friend, Katie, and discovers a whole new world of horse contests, barrel racing!!! At first glance, it seems rather easy but Heather is about to learn just how much skill is involved to train the horses to turn in different ways and directions with grace, style and speed. Add to that challenge the need to never abuse a horse in the training and to learn not to be careless in taking care of them. For these are beautiful horses whose thrill in every competition can clearly be seen in their enthusiasm in training and the actual contests! This is one summer that will fly by, for sure!

Heather is so excited about this new way of enjoying horses that she talks her friend, Nicholas's family into buying Rimfire, the horse she has come to love but can't have because her family can't afford another horse and Heather is not willing to trade one of her horses for Rimfire. One of the neat part of these Morgan Horse stories is the way friends share their passion for horse-riding and frequently ride together, riding their own horses as well as each other's horses who specialize in certain types of horse competitions.

Mistakes in the passion of enthusiasm are made by many riders, but Heather decides to barrel race a particular horse that doesn't belong to her and risks her own and Rimfire's well-being in the process.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Diane L. Kennedy on October 4, 2009
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Heather is introduced to a new sport - Barrel racing. When Nickolas becomes unable to show Rimfire, Heather shows him and injures him. Because of this Heather learns an important lesson about friendship and what happens when you do something that you shouldn't.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 14, 2009
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I don't know why I started reading Ellen Feld's books. Maybe one was just laying around and I picked it up and enjoyed what I was reading. And Heather reminds me of my granddaughter so I particularly enjoy reading about her. Fact is, RIMFIRE is the best of the books I've read. It's just a good, old fashioned read with all the appropriate elements. The one thing that's missing is the romantic relationship between Nicholas and Heather. Will that come in a future book?????????????? Only the author knows.
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By EM in VT on September 30, 2012
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This review was dictated to me by my 10 year old daughter. "Rimfire is a book that really inspires you to get outside and ride a horse. I really wanted to ride a horse after read this. I loved this book I really wanted a horse after I read this book. But it wasn't as exciting as the other books in the series.." The first book is Blackjack followed by Frosty, Rusty and then Robin. It is good to read Blackjack first and the rest in order. Annie and Rimfire come after Robin but are not important to read in order."
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