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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