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By Dawns Early Light

While his parents take a cruise, Mike, a spoiled and selfish teen, is sent to a Colorado ranch to stay on a ranch with the grandfather he hasn't seen in years.

Pony Mare and Foal

I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; For You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. - Psalm 4:8 Mares are such good and patient mothers. 

Black Beauty Miniseries

This adaptation of Black Beauty is set in the U.S., Maryland in 1880. It loses a lot by replacing British accents with southern drawls.

Donkey Mom

A female donkey is called a jenny. Males are called jacks. Like horses, their babies are called foals. This donkey mom is resting with her foal.

Black Beauty Animated Version

On the positive side, much of Beauty's monolog and his conversation with other horses are taken straight from Sewell's text. 

Black Beauty

Things are changed from the book for no apparent reason. Sewell's references to Christianity are removed. Some things just struck me as silly and out of character.

8 Seconds

Apparently, Lane Frost was an incredible young man, but the movie makers, rather than sticking to the facts, felt they needed to add conflict and drama. 

Protective Mare

After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward.”

History on Horseback Volume 1

History on Horseback is unique in its horse-centered approach to history, and should appeal to horse lovers young and old!

Kids and Pets

I can't imagine growing up without animal friends. Pets are such devoted and loyal friends and teach children important qualities.

God Created Horses

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1 Sheep are the most frequently mentioned animal in the Bible. Bulls, oxen, cattle come in second.

5 Best Horse Picture Books

I love picture books, especially horse picture books! As a horse person, I have pretty high standards as to what qualifies as a good horse book. Here are my top 5.

Marguerite Henry Author of Horse Books for Children

Margeurite Henry was a prolific writer. While her favorite topic was horses, (titles listed below) she also wrote stories about other animals.

Fritz and the Beautiful Horses by Jan Brett

This beautiful horse picture book has a wonderful message for children - what you are on the outside is not nearly as important as what you are on the inside.

Toby and the Chub Club

Toby looks like he's dreaming of becoming an Appaloosa after a night with fresh shavings in his stall. Rolling is one of his favorite things to do.

Billy and Blaze Books

Billy and Blaze is the simple story of a boy who receives a pony he’d dreamed about. The book struck a chord with readers struggling through the Great Depression. 

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