Friday Face-Off: Horses

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I have a new-to-me Friday meme today, the Friday Face-Off.  This meme invites bloggers to share cover images around a theme.  Today’s theme is: “Being born in a stable does not make one a horse.  A cover which features a horse.”

The first to come to mind was the American Girl: Felicity series, the book that ignited the horse-period for me that I suspect many small girls go through!  Looking at the covers, I found that even though Felicity’s horse Penny features throughout the series, she only appears on one cover.

It’s also funny that I had this cover pretty clearly in my head before I looked it up–except I don’t think I pictured Felicity riding side-saddle!  Of course she would be, in 1774, and yet I honestly don’t know if I ever noticed that as a kid.  It doesn’t quite fit the overall urgency of the scene.

Robin McKinley’s The Blue Sword also came to mind, as another horse-heavy story.  The heroine is clearly riding astride, but I do wonder a little about how far she’s leaning back…that doesn’t look altogether stable!  I think I mostly remembered this one because I recalled a comment on McKinley’s blog once.  She said that when she dreams about the worlds of her novels, she can tell which one she’s in by the saddle-types (or something to that effect).  That’s so very cool. 🙂

Do you have a favorite book featuring a horse, or a favorite horse-themed cover?

About cherylmahoney

I'm a book review blogger and Fantasy writer. I have published three novels, The Wanderers; The Storyteller and Her Sisters; and The People the Fairies Forget. All can be found on Amazon as an ebook and paperback. In my day job, I'm the Marketing Specialist for Yolo Hospice. Find me on Twitter (@MarvelousTales) and GoodReads (MarvelousTales).
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One Response to Friday Face-Off: Horses

  1. Karen Blakely says:

    My Friend Flicka.

    I don’t have a picture…

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