"I am a Horse.
"My name in Latin is Equus. From this name comes the word 'equine' which means something to do with a horse, and the word 'equestrian,' which means one who rides a horse."
With this, Happy Horsemanship start...more
There are so many things I love about this book -- written in 1966 (and surprisingly not dated after all these years), the author's tone is playful yet cultured. This was before we, as a nation, all began speaking as children. The language in this book is a joy to read, and the author illustrates the various subjects with charming line drawings.
I've ridden for many years, so I'm familiar with most of the infor ...more
I don't own a horse, don't think would have enough money to learn how to ride, but I love this book. It allows me to daydream, if I were to have a horse and able to ride it across a meadow, then I'd be in heaven! Ms. Pinch had a way in explaining the basics of horses - the illustration is funny but educational. I think this book would be a very good intro for both kids and adults who just starting to pick up riding!
Happy Horsemanship was written by my Grandmother Dorothy Pinch... She passed away several years before I was born, but every time I've read this little book (and I've read it dozens of times)I feel like I have gotten to know her, and understood who she was. Her love of horses and the culture that surrounds riding shines through with simple explanations and the humorous illustration she drew.
I can recommend it any young person interesting it equestrianism and horses in general.