I Loved this book because I am dyslexic and reading is very difficult but this book was addictive, I almost didn’t realise I was reading, As it is from the point of view of Blueberry, it was like it was being read out to you. My favourite bit was when Blueberry left Brook Mill (don’t tell anyone it made me cry) and I loved Lulu, she was a wonderful friend to Blueberry. I would love to see the Silver Dancer one day. I can’t wait to read all about what happens to Blueberry next.
Bertie Large aged 12
by Bertie Large
I have loved reading some of this book with Bertie. I never thought I’d have to tell Bertie to put that book down! Great story, we can’t wait to hear what happens next.
Charlie Large (Bertie's Mummy)
by Charlie Large (Bertie's mummy)
An amazing journey of a truly amazing horse.
Such an enjoyable story, written so cleverly, I wanted to read it from cover to cover all at once. Unputdownable!
I especially love Lulu the 'dressage guru' who gives us all a privileged and educational insight into the world of dressage. The tear jerking sadness of Willows past intertwined throughout, brings us an emotional story with an incredibly happy ending.
Olivia Barber aged 14
by Olivia Barber
The inspirational story of a little brown horse commencing his life at Brook Mill will enchant readers young and old as Valegro takes his first tentative steps on the long journey to the big time.
Valegro, or Blueberry as he is affectionately known, is bought to life on the pages before you and his adventures are woven into a lovely tale of the power of persistence.
Taking in the early years and experiences that shaped the character of a very special horse and describing beautifully Carl's love and devotion it also acknowledges the array of professionals who helped a tender young fellow grow into a confident, supreme champion on the world stage.
Filled with wonderful descriptions of a host of colourful characters such as Willow and Lulu the adorable dogs and the magical, mystical dancing horse that has the power to change colour, there are touching references to kindness and humility plus fascinating insights in to the day to day life and routines of the yard. Anyone with an interest in equestrianism or simply human (and horse) nature can't fail to be touched by the story of how this unique and special bond was formed between Carl and Blueberry.
Not only is the story written in a way that is accessible to all ages, the question section at the end of the book will prove invaluable to young inquiring minds, engaging them in a variety of complex considerations and encouraging them to think about the many aspects of what it takes to accomplish their dreams. The Blueberry Extras section provides an interesting back story adding meaning and context to the relationships forged in the yard and beyond.
It's inspirational, entertaining, exciting and a must read for any young horse and dressage lover. Truly an example of "Making it happen".
I can't wait for the next one!
Mum of twins!
by Sue Nicolle