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Horse Shy (Saddle Club Series #2)
     

Horse Shy (Saddle Club Series #2)

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by Bonnie Bryant
 

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When one of Pine Hollow's students makes a terrible mistake, causing a tragic accident, Carole is done with riding forever. Unless Stevie and Lisa can remind her what friendship and the Saddle Club are all about.

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When one of Pine Hollow's students makes a terrible mistake, causing a tragic accident, Carole is done with riding forever. Unless Stevie and Lisa can remind her what friendship and the Saddle Club are all about.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Elizabeth Fronk
The Saddle Club's membership consists of Carole, Stevie, and Lisa, a trio of horse crazy, middle school girls. The Saddle Club members appear in other short novels but each story is independent of the other. In this story, Carole has to cope with the loss of a beautiful stallion, Cobalt, while Stevie and Lisa try to uncover the history of the stable owner Max. Carole sees Cobalt's accident and death as a result of neglect and foolishness from the horse's owner. Carole considers never riding horses again. As she tries to come to terms with the horse's death, Stevie and Lisa explore in town for juicy information about the former owner of the stable. Their explorations prove mildly amusing, albeit a bit outdated. This description of "mildly amusing albeit a bit outdated" could describe the entire novel; many of the characters and events feel as though they took place in the fifties and not today. The story would be stronger if it took more time exploring the loss of a beloved animal or the knowledge horse riders need. In spite of this lack, middle school readers, particularly girls, could find comfort with the continuing adventures of these three horse riders.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553484038
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
04/28/1996
Series:
Saddle Club Series , #2
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
238,246
Product dimensions:
5.19(w) x 7.63(h) x 0.38(d)
Lexile:
720L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Bonnie Bryant is the author of nearly a hundred books about horses.

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Horse Shy (Saddle Club Series #2) 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 22 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the first Saddle Club book I read, and it is the book that started me reading the series. It was so sad,and so detailed, that I thought I was there, I definatly recomend reading this book, and the rest of the Saddle Club series!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is great. I have read every last saddle club books and this is one of my favorites i highly recamend it to all horse lovers!!!!!!!!!!
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
In HORSE SHY, the second book in THE SADDLE CLUB series, Stevie, Carole, and Lisa finally get to go on the long-awaited Mountain Trail Overnight (or MTO). They have a great time, and things get even better for Carole when she gets back: she gets to care for Veronica's stallion, Cobalt. Veronica may be snobby, but Cobalt is beautiful and Carole loves him.

Then there's a tragic jumping accident and Cobalt is killed. Carole is devastated and swears that she'll never ride again. It's up to Lisa and Stevie to remind Carole how much she loves riding, and that life continues, maybe in ways that nobody expected.

HORSE SHY delves into deeper material than HORSE CRAZY, the first book in the series, with the death of a beloved horse, but Bryant still manages to keep it light for her readers, with a more than happy ending.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read it in one day. It was so good! But it was sad too, this horse died....O wait! Read for yourself!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Bonnie did a good job on this book Not my favorite of the series...but is up there! It is Very good. The books are much better than the TV show, But they are hard to find because most of them are out of print. Happy Reading!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Sad but great. And I knew that Carole wouldn't quit riding cause she loved horses too much. Definetly one of the best.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was sooo interesting! I read it in 2 days! This book was so sad, but once you start reading it you can't stop!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I haen't read this book yet but I watch the shows. Their great!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I loved this book so much I thought that Carole would stop riding for good it was so sad I would recomend this book to Everyone it is Awesome!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a good book for all the horse lovers out there. this book has love, lose and lerning how to love agian!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The other people who wrote reviews are 100% right!! I have been reading this series for over a year and I am almost done! I have about 22 of them including this one!! READ THEM!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love my pony and horse no matter what they do even if they did something i would not sell them because i just love them t death
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's sad about Cobalt, but you should never grieve about something that cant come back.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well my hole life was with horse so i love them no matter what
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read the serie and loved it!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wish i was part of rhe saddle club!! I love stevie and carole and lisa. I wish i could take horseback riding lessons. My sister was and i qas going to but the place closed down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cool
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the book. Intresting but not too blabby. Highly reccomend this book for all ages as long zas you are horse crazy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a great book
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