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www.armchairinterviews.com, reviewed by Andrea Sisco, January 2007
Kids who are interested in horses really need a mentor who is experienced in all aspects of the care and handling of horses. And they could certainly use Horse Care for Kids by Cherry Hill, a horse trainer and breeder. In the past, Hill has been a judge and taught courses in horse management and training. She is also the author of 24 equestrian books.
Horse Care for Kids discusses, in a simple and straight-forward manner, all of the essentials of equine care. It is a thorough book, written in an engaging manner that will appeal to young people.
Hill encourages parents to become involved and as knowledgeable as their children in the care of their horses (and she gives sound reasoning). She discusses body language and behavior, what to look for in a good horse, safety, clothing, grooming and health. She also describes through her writing, drawings and pictures, the parts of a horse, gaits, confirmation, breeds, markings and coloring.
If your child is interested in horses, Hill's book is a great beginning. It's informative and easy to read and provides great information for the beginner. As a child horse owner, I would have been thrilled to own Horse Care for Kids.
Armchair Interviews says: Horse Care for Kids is a great gift for that new or beginning horse owner and rider. We highly recommend!
Thank you. Knowledge is a great gift !! Sept 14, 2005
My daughter, Mary Ellen is thrilled with the books we recently purchased (Horse Care for Kids) (101 Longeing). Within 5 minutes she said "Mom, I have learned something new!" Then it was out to the field to try it out. Thank you ever so much. Mary
Great beginner horse book for kids , July 22, 2005
This book has wonderful illustrations depicting how to halter a horse, body language of a horse, horse colors, grooming a horse, and many more practical things to teach you to become a responsible and successful horse or pony owner. It is an easy- to-read book with 116 very informational pages. I highly recommend this book for any child interested in horses, especially one who is thinking about owning a horse.
A trainer who has written many books about horses offers a fully illustrated, practical guidebook for children who want to take on the responsibility of caring for a horse. A note to parents underscores the importance of choosing the right animal and the right instructor to guide the child, as well as realistically assessing the time, work, and cost of horse care. Besides explaining how to choose a horse and look after its food, shelter, grooming, health, and safety, Hill discusses the nature of horses, including their physiology and psychology. Excellent illustrations range from a painting identifying the parts of a horse and clear drawings showing breeds, gaits, and body language to many color photos of children and teenagers looking after their animals. Checklists for horse care around the calendar year and an unusually comprehensive glossary complete the volume. A well-designed, very informative guide for young people who are dreaming about owning a horse or serious about caring for one.
From Publishers Weekly
Dedicated equestrians will want Cherry Hill's Horse Care for Kids by Cherry Hill. The comprehensive guide helps children and their parents choose the right horse and gives guidelines for safe handling and proper care. Full-color illustrations and photographs appear throughout; a glossary, index and extensive resource listings are also provided.
Very good book!, March 24, 2003
I like this book because it teaches very "Kid Friendly." I would highly recommend this book to all kids,5-15! It's Great!
reliable, and thoroughly "kid friendly", February 16, 2003
Cherry Hill is a veteran horse trainer, breeder, and equestrian event judge, who for many years taught university-level courses in horse management and training throughout the United States and Canada. Cherry Hill's Horse Care For Kids is an ideal book for young readers seeking to teach themselves the essential of caring for their horses in a responsible manner. Beginning with matching the right horse to the young rider, and progressing through safe horse handling, grooming, feeding, stabling, and more, Cherry Hill's Horse Care for Kids is comprehensive, reliable, and thoroughly "kid friendly". If there is a young equestrian in your family, then he or she should have their own personal copy of Cherry Hill's Horse Care For Kids!
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