5 books to keep horsey children busy this half-term

  • With half-term now over halfway through, you may be starting to rack your brains as to what's up next on the entertainment agenda. How about one of these horsey children's books?

    Nimrod: A Cavalry Black (pictured, above)

    By Juliet Blaxland
    The blurb: Meet Nimrod, a typical horse in the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment. He’s big, black and brave, yet steady as a rock. But what’s his story, and how is he trained for his special military role?
    Price: £7.99
    Publisher: J.A. Allen
    ISBN: 978 908809 37 7
    Visit: halebooks.com

    Children of Dove Farm

    By Cath Welsh
    The blurb: Sally, Clair and Meg have an exciting summer when new friends come to the valley. After meeting a real horse whisperer, the children tame a herd of Welsh ponies with him. And following their three day riding holiday, their great plan to start their own club, ‘Hillpony Adventures’ begins.
    Price: around £8
    Publisher: The Copy Press
    ISBN: 978-0-473-32699-9
    Visit: www.copypress.co.nz

    Katy’s Pony Challenge

    By Victoria Eveleigh
    The blurb: Life at Barton Farm has never been busier. What with riding Jacko, keeping Trifle in shape and trying to tame her cheeky foal Tinkerbell, Katy certainly has her hands full. Things are just as hectic for her best friend, Alice, who has a brilliant but demanding showjumping pony. So when Katy hears about a new sport called horse agility, she wonders if it could help her solve all kinds of problems…
    Price: £5.99
    Publisher: Orion Children’s Books
    ISBN: 978-1-4440-1451-8
    Visit: www.orionbooks.co.uk

    Pony Racer

    By Lucy Johnson
    The blurb: When Tom comes to live at Hilltop House, he doesn’t like anyone and no-one likes him. Or at least that’s what he thinks… until he meets Leo. Somehow the young pony knows exactly how to get through to this lonely and unhappy boy.
    Price: £9.99
    Publisher: Forelock Books
    ISBN: 978-0-9928-7088-1
    Visit: www.forelock-books.co.uk

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    The Enchanted Horse

    By Magdalen Nabb
    The blurb: When Irina sees a tatty toy horse in a junk show window, she thinks it looks sad and lonely. Irina is an only child and wants nothing more than to take care of this horse. Little does she know how special Bella is or that magical journeys lie in wait for them…
    Price: £9.99
    Publisher: Harper Collins
    ISBN: 978-0-00-758030-9
    Visit: www.harpercollins.co.uk

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