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Miskeen: The Dancing Horse

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Miskeen was born in obscurity on a Russian farm, sold to a traveling circus, and earned a reputation performing in small towns in the 1980s. He was schooled first as a liberty (rider-less) horse and then as a “dancing” (dressage) performer. Dancing was what he did best, and he was often observed trotting on the spot whenever he heard music. He matured into a magnificent, highly trained and valuable animal. But then tragedy struck.

Confined in his stall after an exhausting day of...

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Overview

Miskeen was born in obscurity on a Russian farm, sold to a traveling circus, and earned a reputation performing in small towns in the 1980s. He was schooled first as a liberty (rider-less) horse and then as a “dancing” (dressage) performer. Dancing was what he did best, and he was often observed trotting on the spot whenever he heard music. He matured into a magnificent, highly trained and valuable animal. But then tragedy struck.

Confined in his stall after an exhausting day of performances in unbearable heat, Miskeen was spotted by a boy. The boy took up a training whip and beat the horse mercilessly until, in panic, Miskeen struck out. The boy was bitten severely, and, in retribution, Miskeen was ordered to have all his teeth pulled so that he could never “turn vicious” again. Suddenly the magnificent animal was disabled, humiliated, unable to eat, and totally worthless to those who had prized him.

Miskeen would have died, had he not been rehabilitated by a young British woman named Vicky Malia. He recovered, eventually rewarding his new owner with private dance performances. It seemed he still had an ear for music and a memory of grander days. Miskeen is dancing still.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780887767715
  • Publisher: Tundra
  • Publication date: 4/10/2007
  • Series: True Horse Stories Series
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 735,034
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.13 (w) x 7.63 (h) x 0.26 (d)

Meet the Author

Judy Andrekson grew up in Nova Scotia with a pen in one hand and a lead rope in the other. She moved to Alberta at the age of twenty to pursue her greatest passion — horses, and by her thirties, she had begun to write seriously. She now works as an educational assistant and writer. Judy Andrekson lives in Sherwood Park, AB.

David Parkins is the award-winning illustrator of over fifty children’s books. He began his career at Dyfed College of Art in Wales, studying wildlife illustration. He then went to Lincoln College of Art for three years, and has been a freelance illustrator since his graduation in 1979.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2007

    Remarkable Story, Amazing.

    I was browsing my local library's catalog and found Miskeen. I read the summary and thought it sounded really intersting. It is. As a animal lover and horse lover, this story touched my heart. Miskeen was a courageous and determined horse to live through all of the misery he suffered. Thank you, Judy Andrekson for bringing this story to readers. From a sixteen year old reviewer.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2012

    Blaze

    Best book ever.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2012

    !!!!!!!!

    i wish people would use these for reviews and not to rp about stupid books. it is ment for reviews about books not stupid conversationsso use it for the right purpose!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2012

    Omg

    Pony!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Omg there is a pony!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2014

    Those Russian people were so mean to him!

    First they made him jump through fire, then do a complicated move without the right training. Then, they agreed to an unjust punishment for BITING a little boy who was whipping him! If all of the horses who had ever bitten me had their teeth pulled, there would be almost no horses with teeth left at my barn. I feel for you Miscateen!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2012

    Always Ahead

    Curls up to rest.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2012

    Yo lilystar

    Im locked ouy of last result and apprentice den

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2012

    Owlfeathers ghost to jewelfrost

    Lilystar isnt naming the kit owlkit i just suggested that but i will be rp her kit. Goodbye until lilystars child is born.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2012

    Oaktail

    Okay! ^o^ Good!

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2012

    Skyleaf

    Wait, why r u angry Goldenstripe? Skyleaf

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2012

    UEGRENT

    SNOWFIRE AND SKYSTEP CANT POST AT BLACK STALLION GHOST!

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2012

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