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Here is my verdict on a few favorite TV shows you might want to buy for your children - or yourself. Snelling is the award-winning writer of more than 40 books on literary and non-fiction subjects. Their " Golden Filly series " (10 books and more) is the live of the 16-j?hrige Tricia Evanston on the thoroughbred breed and education enterprise of their the family.
Actually, all the personalities in the novel are good, sincere human beings. None other than the father's disease causes an unsurmountable amount of work and worries on the shoulder of a young woman. Lauraine Snelling's obvious popularity as a children's storyteller is also a great achievement.
When I was a teenager I gobbled up every horse notebook I could get my hands on - whether good or not - and I would have loved to approach this one. Turning a good storyline about odds and dare turns fast. Unfortunately, in the first two books of the "Golden Filly Series" I found many annoying imprecisions - mistakes in the way things are done on the yard and course, and unlikely events in history.
After spending many years on the backcountry track of New York's Belmont Park as a bridegroom, home trainer and riding ponies, accompanying racehorses to the mail, I felt myself capable (and committed as a literary critic) to make the following observation. It is not my aim to prevent a young person from learning to read these books, but to put in a little bit ofalt.
I find it incredible, for example, that a 16-year-old young woman can won her very first run - even on a small circuit - and almost every single case she wins out of the goal on foreigners. A while later, even the most naïve young readers would have doubt. After a while it will take apprenticeship jokey to get to know the rope - and to deserve a ride on a good horse.
The horse is usually kept - not bound - by a bridegroom while he is riding for a run. If a horse begins to ride, hitting the horse's nostrils will probably aggravate the upbringing rather than depress it. And there are also reckless errors that every young horse-experienced scholar will notice:
In page 25 of The Race, first in the serial, Snelling says Tricia's girlfriend Rhonda had given up hope of being a Jockey to show off her gangsters. "Gangsters are not led over a fence. The two books I was reading in this episode (#1Olympic Dreams and #10 Class Act) I found much more precise and pleasant, and I must say that Snelling has more experiences in the hunter and jumper business than thoroughbred races.
She works in the stables in exchange for her classes and is always looking for ways to make a living with her own horse. The Class Act, the 10th volume in the serial, is appropriately titled because the ripening DJ recovers from severe burn ings on her hand, the outcome of the rescue of horses out of a scorching barnyard.
It is a mighty and fascinating work, and one that every young woman should find captivating. Each of these ranges is designed for people aged 12 and over. As the young readers of today are very well versed, I think that the books are suited for much younger kids - let's say 8-year-olds. Hopefully the guys will actually see them.
One last comment on caution: These books are strongly Christians in speech and sound, with permanent reference to prayers and God's leading. Lauraine Snelling's High Hurdles and Golden Filly are released by Bethany House Press. A former rider, Dale Leatherman showed and taught huntsmen and jumper horses, taught young horsemen, and experienced her own young imagination on the Belmont Park hinterland course in New York.
For Dale Leatherman's review of Nikki Tate's "StableMates" and Jo's Truimph, a children's book about the Pony Express, click here. Browse the Equine Collection to order great horse books for all age groups.