Following up the bestselling 2015 release of The Essential Fergus, this new book explores natural horsemanship training techniques via a comical conversation between Fergus and ‘The Lad’ – a young boy who is determined to ride him. Both endlessly entertaining and intentionally educational, Fergus A Horse to Be Reckoned With is certain to inspire laughter in adults and young readers alike. The result is a lively, colourful, highly illustrated treasury that will entertain anyone with an eye for a horse.
“Jean Abernethy clearly knows her horses and their humour. This entertaining book will doubtless hit a note with many riders who try to juggle home life and horses.” Lavender & White on The Essential Fergus
“Jean Abernethy treats us to an urbane equine who, rather like Fred Basset the dog, looks down his nose at the historic and ignorance of human beings when things go wrong.” This England on The Essential Fergus
- A sequel to the hugely popular Essential Fergus published 2015
- Hilarious cartoons on Fergus created by Jean Abernethy
- Tongue-in-cheek look at natural horsemanship
- Beautifully illustrated throughout with comic strips and sketches
Jean Abernethy has been producing equestrian-related drawings, horse portraits, and horse cartooning for more than 30 years. She has illustrated several books and instructional articles, technical how-to drawings, and diagrams for instructional purposes.
- Book Specifications
Sub Heading No ISBN 9781570767906 Author Jean Abernethy Binding Hardback Extent 40 pages, 229 x 229mm Illustrations 30 cartoons and colour throughout Ebook No
“This is the first full-length story from cartoonist Jean Abernathy, and chronicles Fergus’ adventures as he undergoes his early training. There’s plenty of good advice in there, presented in a whimsical verse form with engaging illustrations, ideal for introducing younger readers to horsemanship concepts.” - Horse & Countryside
'Jean Abernethy has developed her hilarious equine character to bridge the gap between childlike humour and adult wit with handsome caricature Fergus - the little horse with a huge knowledge of humans and a never-ending energy to keep them on their toes... Few words, great big page illustrations which get Fergus jumping literally off the page, lots of happy laughs and of course, a happy ending!' - Wendy Parsons, The Essex Rider
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