File Size: 2333 KB
Print Length: 282 pages
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Publisher: Toni Mari (July 11, 2014)
Publication Date: July 11, 2014
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I can only imagine what riding a dressage horse feels like. I love to watch videos of them, so smooth. I share your passion for horses although mine are quarter horses and paints. I fell in love with this series and can't wait for book 3 to come out and see where Jane goes with Windsing.
I loved both of these books! The characters are so real and sometimes I felt like I was at the horse show or standing beside Windsong, well maybe not too close! LOL! I have had horses all my life and always loved the beauty and grace of dressage, and the wonderful horses! Looking forward to the next book! I was disappointed it's not available yet! I would love to be notified when it's available, I will buy it right away!
I have only read one other author who can tell a horse tale like Toni Mari. It fits that she would write about young people and horses: they go together like cookies and milk. But the accurate riding terms, obvious horse knowledge and the experience with which she handles the professional equine show world made this book impossible for me to put down. Good job! I am looking forward to Book Three!
I still have reservations regarding the author's story. I found quite a bit of contradictions, but what bothered me most, I guess, was the technicalities of the dressage; the training, the preps, warm-ups, sportsmanship, show times, and competitions. Yes, this author does certainly know dressage, but maybe not quit enough to be completed accurate. That's just a guess, and I certainly mean no disrespect, but there was so much just ... not quite right. I do wish there was a bit more instruction going on within the story to show readers how very difficult it really is to get as far as Jane did. I think people need to understand that Jane's world of dressage isn't quite the walk in the park portrayed here. Did she work hard to get where she was? Yes, we clearly see that: but how hard? It seems Jane is much more in tune with social status than dressage. It would have been nice to see exactly how hard she really had to work. All that said - with much left out - it was still a good enough read for me to rate four stars, and I tend to rate very conservatively, so take this as a good sign!
This book is definitely a rollercoaster ride for the emotions. You can tell Toni Mari knows her horse and dressage stuff. I can't say I enjoyed every word (sniff) but she spins a wonderful tale that kept me on the edge of my seat (and sometimes thinking, geez, teenagers, ;D). I'm so glad she decided to put pen to paper or fingertips to computer keys as it were, because I have enjoyed both book 1 and 2 and will try to wait patiently for book 3 of "Dancing with Horses".
I am a dressage rider, trainer, and breeder of dressage horses. I very much enjoyed reading the two books. Even though the characters are young and I am not it was most entertaining and light. Looking forward to the next book!
This series is written about a teenage girl graduating from high school who is an equestrian. It's a nice work your way to the top kind of story, but can be juvenile at times. Overall the story line is enjoyable and I do recommend it, the characters are deep and well thought out. I will read the sequel when it comes out just to see what happens next for these characters. Hoping that the increasing age of the characters leads to a little more maturity in the next one.
I just loved this one to. I want the next one in a book!!! Want to keep all the books. One of the best authors in the world of dressage books I have ever read. Love the people in the books as all seem like believable characters. I love the horse in this series as well. I can't wait for book 3.
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