So! This morning I finished this wonderful book that had been sent to me by Gigi to review. I’ve very much enjoyed reading Chancey of the Maury River, finding the story to be delightful, interesting, showing depth and entertaining for any equine enthusiast.
Gigi tells the tale of the outcast albino Appaloosa gelding, Chancey and his years in a riding school. A dependable horse, Chancey is often overlooked and never appears to be a favourite to any of the rider’s he so dutifully teaches the basics of horse riding to.
Years progress and as the albino gelding finds himself in the latter stages of life, he starts to question if he’ll ever be the extraordinary horse that his dam predicted when he was a young colt at her side.
Being pale in coat and skin colour, Chancey is at risk of health issues that other pigmented horses are not. As his age progresses, so does wear and tear on his body. His dependability however, does not diminish. If anything it increases as it is consistently put to the test.
A tale of second chances, trail rides and a love of the blue mountains and great outdoors, Chancey was a delight to read and will no doubt be the same for future readers.
Author: Gigi Amateau
In my library? Absolutely! This is a wonderful novel that due to being told from the point of view of the main equine character, reads like Black Beauty. A charming read that would have any young horse lover addicted.
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“Whoever said that money cannot buy happiness didn’t know where to buy a horse.”