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Book Reviews

Francine Jarry

reviewed
My American horse Family

July 23 2016
5stars_2

Beautiful book for ‘all ages’…

This book will inspire anyone who has had the courage to never give up on a dream. Karin’s passion for horses and her desire to live in the country to care for and train what has now become her ‘American Horse Family’ is the essence of this book. It is filled with little stories on each one of her horses as her family grew from Krizta who arrived in very poor condition and was nursed back to health by Karin’s shear determination, patience & love… followed by the others who each had their own story, personality & challenges. “My American Horse Family” is particularly intended for young readers but a beautiful book for ‘all ages’. It is filled with snippets of simple and practical wisdom applicable in our daily lives as she describes the joys and challenges faced with each new addition to her American Horse Family… a good read!


Margaret

reviewed
My American horse Family

April 22, 2016
5stars_2

Charming & inspiring

What a charming book! I learned so much about living with, learning from, and raising horses – extraordinary that Karin started off knowing nothing but that she had always wanted to live with horses, and through extraordinary patience, good humor, and power of will developed the farm she has today. Really inspiring.


Andrea D

reviewed
Sebastian’s Adventures Diary of a Crampon


5stars_2

Karin has a wonderful way of sharing her adventures! Because she has taken the time necessary to understand her horses, she has developed the mutual trust and respect it takes to become a champion. It has also given her the insight to describe life through the “horses” eye. After training with her for almost a year I can say she is the true example of Living by the Principles of the Horsemanship Creed. Thank you for being my mentor!!!!!


Peter de Lissovoy

reviewed
Sebastian’s Adventures: An American Horse Family

May 3, 2015
5stars_2

Great horse story for young horse lover

What this book about a real family horse farm conveys most vividly and poignantly is the author’s deep love and intimate knowledge of and respect for her horses, an essential message in itself for the young reader. The shifting point of view of the story is captivating and very telling of the intimacy of the farm life in the way it switches imperceptibly from Sebastian the horse talking about his life, his past, his trials, his training, his other horse pals on the farm, and his owner (the author), and the author telling about Sebastian and her other beautiful horses, how she acquired them and how she cares for them on the family farm. There is a chapter for each horse-character and the reader gets to know them one by one as different characters and as a family, or a herd–and indeed what a “herd” is and its importance in training and managing horses are explained. One feels how deeply enmeshed with each other’s lives the people and horses are on the farm as one voice follows the other in telling the story of the farm. The book is an entertaining and easy blend of fun and descriptions of farm life along with very straight talk to the young reader about the serious responsibilities of people, particularly youngsters, to their horses. For a young person who loves horses, has a horse or is contemplating having a horse, “Sebastian’s Adventures” is definitely a page turner, a fun story, easy to read, and well written, but also a serious and very informative book. Parents will like this book too, since it emphasizes responsibility, work, love and commitment.


Shayna Raymond

reviewed
Sebastian’s Adventures: An American Horse Family

November 16,2014
5stars_2

Wonderful book for children as well as for adults. My sister bought this book for my daughter who loves animals especially horses. She loved it!!! I finely took the time to read it myself… It’s very knowledgeable about horses without being to overwhelming. It’s truly inspiring, I felt like I was in dreamland while reading this book !!! Can’t wait for the second book to come out !!!


Brian J. Mc Ginley

reviewed
Sebastian’s Adventures: An American Horse Family

June 2, 2015
4stars_2

Sebastian’s Adventures is a heartwarming story. Karin Matey is a neighbor and she has truly written a wonderful tale. I gave my copy to a friend who is also a horse woman and she is in the process of reading it to her tow young boys. They apparently like it too. So, it is a book that spans generations


Rachel Burlas

reviewed
Sebastian’s Adventures: An American Horse Family

May 30, 2015
5stars_2

Sebastian’s Adventures – An American Horse Family is an excellent book. As the nanny to a 5 year old boy and 3 year girl, it’s up to me to find a lot of our activities during the day. It’s also difficult to find something they both agree on. I was looking for an interesting book to read for storytime. That is when I found this classic. Not only is it fun AND educational, but it is a true story. For some reason the kids love that the most. They talk about one day visiting all of the horses from this book on the farm. I would reccommend this book to anyone who is interested in horses, or wants a good story!


 

Shayna Raymond

reviewed
Sebastian’s Adventures: An American Horse Family

September 6, 2015.
5stars_2

What a wonderful book… For Children and adults…. My daughter has the CD also… and it’s very soothing.


 

Sharron J. Jones

reviewed
Sebastian’s Adventures: An American Horse Family

November 24, 2015.
5stars_2

Diary of a Champion is an Excellent book. I give it a five star rating. I am very pleased with this transaction.