Horse to Remember

Horse to Remember

by Juliana Hutchings
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have the sample of this book it is so good i am hooked!!!!!!! Try it!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ilove this book! My riding instucter recomened it! It is the best thing ever! When i go to the barn it makes me want to do beter! I can not say how many times i love it! :) :) B)
LisaDunckley More than 1 year ago
A Horse to Remember is a cute book, but doesn't hold up to being read by an adult. Don't get me wrong, I collect (and read all the time) horse fiction and pony books. Many of them are entertaining reads. This book was not only written FOR 14 year old girls, it was written BY a 14 year old girl. From the standards of books written by 14 year olds this book is quite well done. From the standpoint of being read by an adult who knows horses, it's a let down. The story starts with Hilary and her parents moving to a new town. Their house is right by a riding facility, where Hilary sees a wild black horse escaping while being turned out. She identifies with the horse and when she gets a job at the farm grooming and cleaning stalls, she finds out his name is Satan and he's a mustang stallion (of COURSE he is! What teenage horse book is complete without an untamed black stallion?) While no one can safely handle Satan, Hilary is able to form a bond with him and to eventually train him to ride (despite her meager horse and riding knowledge) because of COURSE!! Satan belongs to Jeremy, the son of Susan who owns the farm. Jeremy is close with Elise, the requisite “mean girl” at the farm. Elise is of course rich, pretty, a good rider, and owns her own horse that is one of the best jumpers at the farm. She goes out of her way to be snotty to Hilary. Jeremy and Susan plan to tame and train Satan so that Jeremy can compete him in Junior Jumpers (because the best jumper for your son to ride is always an Untamed Mustang Stallion.) Both Jeremy and Hilary have read about doing “a Join Up”, but only Hilary is successful with Satan. I don't want to give away the entire storyline, but it unfolds pretty much as you'd expect. Again, it's a cute book, but a completely stereotypical plot and characters, and is so unrealistic it's hard to read without mental eye rolling. Despite that, the descriptions of Hilary learning to ride are good, the scenes from her first show are well done, and the author has clearly spent enough time with horses that the horses are described well. I'm giving it 3 stars because it's well above average for a 14 year old author.
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Hey I read the sample & I loved it I am getting the book & I am happy to say it was awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!!! thankyou for macking the book it was great
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Very touching story.… but a sad ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVED IT i really did i loved it soo much that i read it every 4 weeks and i cryied at the end i really did please i begg u read it if u havent read it before i loved it even if u didnt read a horse book give it a chance this bnook was my horse first book i loved it and i read more horse book and i stilll lovefd those books i read shawddow horse and whirlwind all three i would never forget them
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Emma Bowland More than 1 year ago
The book waz awsome i did cry at the end though i mean did he have 2 DIE !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Emily Cullen More than 1 year ago
this was soooooooooooooooooooo good. the ending was so sad that i cryed and so happy that i cryed. the way she makes new friends and get her own horse is amazing. i LOVED this book. this is a great read.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
To be gifted with the chance to work with and ride horses is the dream of many. To be gifted with the chance to ¿join-up¿ with a horse like Satan is a once in a lifetime experience. Juliana Hutchings has been around horses all her life and at the age of 14 crafted this amazing story of a young girl and the mustang that she befriends. When Hilary makes a move to a new town leaving her old friends behind, she¿s feeling lonely very much like the little mustang that has been dropped off at the stable nearby because no one can handle him. A summer job is the beginning of a friendship between the two. Hutchings is aware that for some readers the terms used to describe what happens at the stables will be new to them. So as Hilary learns these terms so can we via the glossary added at the back of the book. And also like Hilary, we become initiated into the world of horses and riders and how they can work to become a team. Twists and turns, ups and downs, and a far bit of growing up are all experienced in this nicely paced book of courage and hope. Strong female characters and good family values help to round out this story of what can be done when one sets their mind to a goal and follows thru even if it involves a few tears along the way.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderfully engaging, easy to read, emotionally charged story of discovery and acheiving dreams. It is a realistic portrayal with insights into the nitty gritty of a young girl's life and the friendships she makes with horses and people. Great story.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hilary Thompson took a summer job at the Millbrooke Stables, adjacent to her new family home in rural Tennessee, Satan, a wild mustang stallion, had just been left at the stables for training. Hilary recognized Satan¿s loneliness, even as she felt a need for friendship. She soon established a trust with Satan and eventually became his trainer, preparing him for competition in jumping events. ¿A Horse to Remember¿ is the story of bonding between Satan and Hilary. It is a touching story of trust friendship. Juliana Hutching¿s writing is insightful, informational, and moving. She uses dialog to draw the reader into the plot. I found myself identifying with the emotions and feelings of her characters. Isabelle Hutchings¿ photo silhouettes create a feeling of warmth, trust, and devotion that brings the narrative to life. Young readers, horse lovers and riders will enjoy this book. Juliana draws from her own lifetime of experience and her own love for horses to carefully lead the reader through the steps of training a horse for competitive events. Her glossary of horse terms is a helpful tool for understanding the background of training and the terms used throughout the book. ¿A Horse to Remember¿ is Juliana¿s first book. She is a gifted young author. Her writing and communication skills show promise of more to come. This is a book for pre-teens, teens, and the young adult reader. Well worth reading.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love all horses and i want one!!!!!!!! So bad!!!!! I'm twelve. Should i get thos book if I twelve? Or is there bad words init? Let me know! Thanks!!!! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I dont know if i should get this book i love horses. I read the sample and loved it. Should i get the booki read alot of good reveiws for it and some said that it was childesh cause the girl went form never sitting in a saddle to rideing like a show jumper and jumping 4ft jumps in two mouths. I am a way past my level in reading in school. So i dont want to get this book and waste my money. Please get back to me my review name is on this rate. Under the wrighting. By the way this book was writen by a 14 year old horse trianer read the overveiw. P.s i gave this book 5 stars for the book. Godsgirl
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Horses are my passion they r what i do best and im not going to let u fools bring me down Jacked up Chevy!!! Country girl!!!
Olivia Adams More than 1 year ago
This book was amateur. I know that people like to dream but a girl going from never setting foot in a saddle amd im two months winning nationals and jumping 4ft..childish predictable read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
y do all u people have too rewen the ending!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that just rewens it for other people!!! and there is no point in reading the book if u know the ending!!!!!!!!!!!! :(