A wonderful insight into the horse world.
About Christine Meunier: Christine Meunier considers herself introduced to the wonderful world of horses at the late age of 13 when her parents agreed to lease a horse for her. She started experiencing horses via books from a young age and continues to do so, but recognises that horses cannot be learnt solely from books. She has been studying horses from age 16, starting with the Certificate II in Horse Studies and is currently undertaking her Bachelor of Equine Science via distance education. She has worked at numerous Thoroughbred Studs in North East Victoria before following her passion for breeding horses over to the Irish National Stud in Kildare. She then gained experience in a couple of Melbourne based horse riding schools, instructing at a basicv level before heading off overseas again, this time to South Africa to spend hours in the saddle of endurance and trail horses on the Wild Coast. Particularly passionate about the world of breeding horses, she teaches equine studies focused on breeding, at TAFE.
About the book: Follow Lise and Wes as they work their way around North East Victoria, Australia in the seasonal world of breeding thoroughbreds. Horse Country follows the seasons of the Thoroughbred industry and what the day to day of working on a stud could look like.
Review by Susan Keefe
A few hours away, Maddie and Melanie are working hard in their parent’s metropolitan riding school, teaching others about horse riding and care of the horse. From the nervous first time rider, to the child who wants to run fast and jump high, the young women shape lessons to suit the individual.
Have you ever wanted to work with horses, know more about them, or own one? Well, reading this book will inspire you!
Set in Australia, it follows the lives and experiences of four people. Wes and Lise, who have a passion for breeding Thoroughbreds, and twins Maddie and Melanie who give lessons at their parents riding school.
Although written as a story, this book contains a wealth of knowledge about horses, their breeding, the stallions, and mare and foal management, as well as an interesting insight into the work involved and life behind the scenes at a riding school.
As the individual stories progress we follow some of their adventures abroad as they visit Ireland, and the U.K., proving that there are many opportunities’ available all over the world for working with horses.
Having worked at an Arabian stud in the UK I can certainly say that this book gives a wonderful, true insight into what a life working with horses is really like. Anyone who loves horses would enjoy reading this, and I can imagine it being invaluable to a young person looking to choose working with horses as a career.
From cover to cover an interesting and informative book which anyone with the slightest interest in horses would enjoy reading.
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