Gr 7 Up-Fourteen women describe their careers in the equestrian world and offer advice to young readers. Their professions range from jockey, farrier, and mounted-police officer to the more unusual movement therapist, photographer, perinatologist, and horse protector. Each woman discusses her background, how she began, and the satisfactions of working with horses. The profiles run from six to eight pages, and each is illustrated with one or two black-and-white photos. All of the subjects work in either Maryland or Pennsylvania. Written in a journalistic style, the text occasionally suffers from clichs. A supplementary purchase for collections already holding Patrice Clay's We Work with Horses (Putnam, 1980; o.p.) or Karen O'Connor's Working with Horses (Dodd, 1980; o.p.).-Charlene Strickland, formerly at Albuquerque Public Library, NM
Girls who love horses but whose parents want them to pick practical careers will be delighted with this very readable book. Frydenborg offers readers an opportunity to learn about 13 women who turned their love of horses into rewarding careers and suggests areas related to horses in which jobs may be found. Besides the more common equine careers (veterinarian, jockey), Frydenborg includes many not usually thought of, including mounted police officer, farrier, polo coach, and equine artist. The volume is illustrated with black-and-white photographs and diagrams that complement the text nicely, and Frydenborg provides a glossary and an extensive list of organizations and resources perfect for young people seeking additional information.