by Ellen F Feld Book : Fiction : Juvenile audience  |  2nd ed., completely rev
Wonderful, old-fashioned horse adventure   (2009-07-18)
Frosty reminds me of the horse adventures I used to read as a child. It is full of fun, clean, have-fun-at-the-barn horse action. When Heather (the lead character of this series) finds a sweet gray mare at a local auction, she knows she must have the horse. Her father won't let her spend much, but fortunately, nobody else seems to want the somewhat frightened horse. Heather is able to buy the mare and has visions of great show ring success. But Frosty has other ideas. She is afraid of ring work and Heather soon learns that Frosty was trained by the same bad trainer that once had Blackjack in his barn. With love and understanding, Heather is able to gain Frosty's trust, but still the mare doesn't like the ring. So Heather starts riding Frosty on the trails and discovers that the mare loves trail riding.
Heather and Frosty head up to Vermont for a 3-day group trail ride. But when the two discover a deer and inadvertently follow it off the path, they soon find themselves lost. The two must learn to depend on each other if they are to survive the woods of Vermont.
Author Feld has written a charming story about the bond between a girl and her horse. There is plenty of action in this well-crafted story and Feathered Quill recommends it to all horse-loving youngsters. Written for the 9-12 year-old audience.
Quill says: Another winner from the Morgan Horse stable.
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