Fergus: A Horse to be Reckoned with
Fergus, the cartoon horse with an international following--now a bona fide social media star--is back! Following up the immensely popular 2015 release of the rollicking comic-strip treasury The Essential Fergus the Horse, this new book explores the rise and mass acceptance of natural horsemanship training techniques via a comical conversation between Fergus and "The Lad," a young boy who is determined to ride him. Hilariously expressive illustrations and clever verse depict the dialog between horse and human as The Lad maintains his amiable approach, regardless of Fergus' doubtful reactions and claim of equine superiority. Both endlessly entertaining and intentionally educational, Fergus: A Horse to Be Reckoned With is certain to inspire laughter in adult readers while making a positive impression on young, would-be equestrians.
Reviews for Fergus: A Horse to be Reckoned with
The book is a laugh a minute for adults who have dealt with equines like Fergus, but there’s also a wonderful, subtle lesson in horsemanship for young readers and aspiring riders.
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!
This is a fun read for both horse loving children and their parents. And the message about being kind to horses, understanding them, and giving them ‘space’ to be a horse is suitable for everyone. I reckon you’ll like the book!
Mid-South Horse Review