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Riding Scared

By Marion Crook

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Series: Lorimer Sports Stories

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When 13-year old Gillian starts riding at the Maple Ridge stable in British Columbia, the other girls already consider her an old lady. Most of them have been riding for years and are too proud to help a newcomer.

Most, that is, except Carley Mackenzie, who thinks Gillian is a natural rider. Gillian would like to think so, but she gets so nervous around the big, heavy horses that its impossible to find the confidence needed to succeed in competition. Together with Gillian's gentle horse Hawkeye, however, Carley teaches her to trust the animals--and to trust herself.

Riding Scared is the story of how patience, understanding, and an exceptional horse teach a young woman to have confidence in herself.

Awards

Winner - Canadian Children's Book Centre Our Choice Selection - 1996

"This book is as rich in emotional insights as it is in horse sense... highly recommended."

- Steve Pitt Canadian Book Review Annual

"[Riding Scared comes of age when it goes beyond the simple 'work hard and persevere' formula to show some of the complexity of both the sport and adolescent lives."

- Paula Hart Vancouver Sun

"The plot includes many day-to-day details--practising for, getting to and competing in show jumping competitions.... this is a good book for horse lovers intimidated by the length of most other horsey stories."

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Publication Details:

Binding: Paperback, 94 pages
Publication Date: 1st January 1996
ISBN: 9781550285307
Format: 7.75in x 5in

Binding: Hardback, 94 pages
Publication Date: 1st January 1996
ISBN: 9781550285314
Format: 7.75in x 5in

Previous Editions: (show)
Publication Date: 4th January 2011
ISBN: 9781552777787
Format: EPUB

BISAC Code:  4.0.2.0.2.0.0
Imprint: Lorimer

Interest age: From 9 To 13

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