Friday, July 1, 2016

Those Horse People

Last Friday, my middle daughter fell off a horse and broke her hand.  She proceeded to get back on and ride for the rest of the trail ride.  In the afternoon, I went to pick her up from horse camp and I noticed her hand.  Mom's response?

You can probably guess my response.  I saw it and knew that I needed to get her to the doctor.  By the end of the day, she had a splint on it from Prompt Care and we knew she had fractured her hand.

On Monday, I took her to a hand surgeon who confirmed that it was a nondisplaced fracture and that she didn't need surgery or a cast, but a hard splint for 4 weeks.  Yahoo!

But, the Occupational Therapist's response to my daughter when she asked her how she fell and learned about the trail ride was... Oh, you're one of those horse people.

I chuckled.  Yes, my daughter loves horses.  She's one of those horse people...  And because she loves horses, she reads so many horse stories and loves horse activity books.

Recently, I received one in the mail that she just loved.  Storey Books published a new Horse activity book for girls called Horse Play, by Deanna F. Cook and Katie Craig.

The book starts out with a little horse trivia, a horse breed section with stickers to put on the horses that you've seen and a big sticker to put on a horse bank.  My daughter immediately came in and asked me for a jar to make a horse bank!  Her goal is to save up for some new riding pants or boots.  The book includes fun ideas for some easy horse crafts, a poster, bookmarks, sticker activities, and more.

As a mom, I love that this book has a variety of activities.  Some will only take a few minutes, but others will take much more time.  The photos/illustrations, directions, and formatting all make this book easy to understand and read.

This book is perfect for girls ages 7-11 years old.  A few years ago, I gave my daughter a copy of the American Girl book, Oodles of Horses.  She enjoyed it.  It's a similar type of book, but they have different activities and things to do in them.  If you have a daughter that loved Oodles of Horses, she'll definitely love Horse Play.  If I was choosing one to buy first, I'd choose this one if your daughter wanted to have a horse themed party, because there is a set of ideas on how to throw a great party!

Please note that I received a complimentary copy of Horse Play from Storey Books for review.

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