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The Summer Riders

(Jinny #3)

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A young girl's plans for the summer, riding her Arab horse and hanging around with her new friend, are smashed when her father invites two city kids, a brother and sister, for a visit.
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Published January 1st 1977 by Scholastic
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Anna
Feb 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Oh what the hell, I LIKE Jinny. She might never learn but how could I ever stay mad at a heroine who shivers with excitement when she looks at Scottish scenery???
What I wasn't remotely keen on and what has cropped up again now is this whole idea that slapping a horse around the shoulder will somehow help make it go past a tractor/not buck/behave. I kind of expected more from Leitch in terms of riding skills.
Kristin Brown
Jan 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: horse, fiction
I've owned this book for years and re-read it multiple times, but it wasn't until a few years ago that I discovered it was a part of a twelve-book series (perhaps because it was an American edition). I've been collecting them all since.

Many pony books have heroines that are either perfect or perfectly flawed. Jinny, however, is a bit of a mess, who is easy to identify with despite your age. The series hold up beautifully decades later.
Amanda
Sep 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: buy-on-kindle
3rd in the Jinny series and, once again, Patricia Leitch excels in working deep thoughts and ideas into a story about a girl and her Arab horse. This time it's about what you'd do for those you love.

Also, the prose? Gorgeous!

"Her hands low on Shantih's neck, her knees pressed into the knee rolls, Marlene was looking straight ahead as Shantih stormed the white brilliance of sea dazzle and gleaming sands. They went like flames, the flickering, burning, chestnut mare and the brightness of her rider
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Debbie Tink
Dec 06, 2015 rated it liked it
Not one off my favourite but still a good read.
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Dec 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
found these with the Christmas decorations!!
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