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Horse Book Review - Bold Beauty - 3rd in the Winnie the Horse Gentler Series

An abortion debate in a horse book for eight to twelve-year-olds? Yes. And, Winnie has another improbable training project. Two weeks this time to retrain a jumper.

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Winnie the Horse Gentler Book 2 Eager Star

Horse Book Review Winnie the Horse Gentler Book 2 Eager Star

When Winnie's first training project, Towaco, arrives, she immediately puts him in with Nickers, then seems surprised that the two are fussing with each other.

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What Moms Put Up With

The things moms put up with - even in the horse world. :)

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Winnie the Horse Gentler Book Review

Am I the only person that doesn’t like the Winnie the Horse Gentler series? Honestly, it makes me wonder at times whether there’s something wrong with me.

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Mrs. Mack by Patricia Polacco

Mrs. Mack by Patricia Polacco

I really wanted to like this book, but somehow I just couldn't. My youngest daughter (now 26) remembered the book title, but couldn't remember anything about it.

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Top 10 Horse Movies

The following list contains the top 10 grossing horse movies according to Box Office Mojo. Seabiscuit $120,277,854 War Horse $79,884,879 The Horse Whisperer

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Big Spender

Eddie Burton has spent much of his young life in prison, and Big Spender, a reject from the race track, are given second chances in this inspiring movie.

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Wait on the Lord

Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass. Psalm 37:7

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Every Second Counts

Have you ever heard of team penning? Ever seen a movie about it? Brooke is torn between wanting her dad to be proud of her and her desire to become a veterinarian.

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Horse and Fawn

I can't believe how tiny that fawn is compared to the horse. The horse seems to be carefully avoiding stepping on it.

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Derby Stallion, The

Patrick quits baseball and has Houston (an alcoholic) train him to be a steeplechase rider to compete against the spoiled, rich son of a nearby stable owner.

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Dreamer horse movie

Dreamer

Ben Crane is influenced by his daughter, Cale to buy a filly after she breaks a leg during a race. Rehabilitating the horse, Soñador, brings the family together.

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Danny horse movie

Danny

Twelve-year-old Janie works at Longvue Stables and adores Pat, the riding instructor. Janie clashes with her mother and resents Mike, the man her mother is seeing.

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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.

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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. 

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black beauty miniseries

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.

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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. 

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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.

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