Review of Casper The Spirited Arabian: Showtym Adventures – Kelly Wilson

Posted: October 24, 2018 in horse, Review, young adult
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When Vicki hears about a difficult Arabian that no one wants, she will stop at nothing to save him. Years of misunderstanding have left Casper wayward and mistrustful, but Vicki senses a gentle soul beneath the pony’s rough exterior.

Vicki must learn the importance of patience and compromise to have any chance of winning over the high-strung gelding. Will Casper ever trust humans again? And will Vicki be able to uncover the potential she sees in the spirited Arabian?

This story of self-discovery and second chances, in which Vicki, Kelly and Amanda Wilson first help a misunderstood pony to trust again, is inspired by the Wilson Sisters’ early years.

Casper The Spirited Arabian: Showtym Adventures

Kelly Wilson

Puffin

Supplied by Penguin Random House New Zealand

Reviewed by Maree

Another in the series by Kelly Wilson of the Wilson sisters who starred in Keeping up with The Kaimanawas. A family who have devoted their life to horses, show jumping and advocating for wild horses around the world, taming and raising awareness about the plight of the American Mustangs and Australian Brumbies and specifically the beautiful wild Kaimanawa horses near their home. They also run Showtym Camps, riding camps for young riders.

The sisters rescue and tame wild horses and this book, written at a young adult level is loosely based around a story from Vicki Wilson’s childhood.

Vicki hears about a horse that is destined to be put down as he is thought to be too bad-tempered. But Vicki believes that his problem stems from being mishandled and mistreated when training. The sisters work hard to raise the money to recue Casper and give him his second chance, but will any of that do any good if Vicki can’t undo the years of mistreatment and overcome Casper’s mistrust of humans?

Another fun read that any pony-mad tween  will love.

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