The Barrel Racing Morgan Horse

Rimfire, the sixth book in the Morgan Horse series, takes readers to a whole new realm within the world of horses. When Heather travels to Oklahoma to visit family friends, she is introduced to barrel racing. Falling in love with this quick-paced sport, Heather is thrilled when she returns home and discovers Rimfire, a fabulous Morgan barrel racer that just happens to be for sale. When her parents refuse to buy yet another horse, Heather convinces her friend Nicholas to purchase Rimfire. Everything is going well until Heather decides to take Rimfire to a competition without Nicholas's permission. What will happen to the horse as he makes that final turn around the last barrel, and more importantly, has Heather jeopardized her friendship with Nicholas, all for the sake of a ribbon?


Young horse lovers will be reading Rimfire under the covers  with a flashlight long past bedtime. This book is impossible to put down. Another terrific adventure by Massachusett's own Ellen F. Feld. - Stephanie Sanders-Ferris, Publisher, Massachusetts Horse Magazine

As with all the in the Morgan Horse series, Rimfire is a pure delight to read...young horse lovers will get lost in this story of friendship, horse sense, and adventure! - Horseman's Yankee Pedlar

Rimfire is the story of how friendship prevails. If you have kids who love horses, you could do no better than familiarize them with this series. - Bob Howdy, The Exchange

One of the best things about this novel is following the relationships between Heather and the other young people. There is no inappropriate talk, thoughts, or behavior, and there are realistic consequences for poor choices. Rimfire has the potential to distract your kids from other schoolwork, or more positively, from the television or computer! - Krystin Corneilson, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine

Like Feld's other books, don't be surprised if you end up reading Rimfire in one sitting as it is a fun-filled, educational, horse adventure with numerous twists, turns and an unexpected adventure. - Susan Dudasik, Just Horses

Rimfire brings the exciting world of barrel racing to life in a fun and delightful way! A great book for our youth and a valuable reminder that quitters never win and winners never quit. - Martha Josey, AQHA, WPRA, NBHA World Champion, Olympic Medalist, Hall of Fame

Ellen Feld's expert storytelling makes you feel like you're in the saddle, taking part in the adventure. Kids will love every page of this exciting and heartwarming story as it unfolds, while parents will appreciate the emphasis on safety, barn etiquette, and compassion for all animals. Ellen Feld has done it again! - Kate Tully, Horsemen's Yankee Pedlar (This is a second Pedlar review that was written pre-publicaton.)

The book is full of horsemanship tidbits and equestrian information, slipped into the story so neatly that once a reader is done, your knowledge of horses has increased ten-fold. Covering heavier topics such a friendship, loyalty and love, Rimfire is a surefire winner for any horse obsessed young girl or boy. - Karlynn Johnston, The Super Mom

Rimfire is a fun story filled with action, adventure, conflict and subtle life lessons…and of course, horses. Ms. Feld has a knack for creating realistic characters who have real-life desires and problems. - Jennifer Walker, A Cup of Coffee and a Good Book

Ellen Feld's Rimfire is an educational journey into the wonderful world of barrel racing. Young readers and horse lovers alike will be inspired by this enjoyable book. - Sue S. Bologna & Joe B Jammin, World Champion Barrel Racers

This book is wonderfully adventurous. Rimfire is highly recommended and I won’t be exaggerating when I say that this book is spectacular! - Sara McGinn (age 9) for Reader Views

Ellen Feld has done it again for young readers of books about Morgan Horses. – Irmarie Jones, The Recorder in Greenfield, Greenfield, MA

Not only is the book informative, but it also has an engaging storyline and is an interesting read. Fans of the 'Morgan Horse' series will definitely not be disappointed with Feld's newest work! - Kam Aures, Rebecca'sReads

Rimfire is quite enjoyable to read.  In addition, responsibility, friendship, wisdom and compassion are quite evident.  The Morgans’ versatility shines through nicely. – Eileen Hunter, Director Emeriti of the American Morgan Horse Association, New England Morgan Horse Association Hall of Fame and Connecticut Morgan Youth Director

Like the intersecting loops of a cloverleaf pattern, Feld’s characters in Rimfire cross paths in an engaging series of adventures that teach readers about friendship and the power of forgiveness, courage, and compassion.  - L.A. Pomeroy, 2008 American Horse Publications Awards Finalist, International Alliance of Equestrian Journalists member

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About Ellen F. Feld

Award-winning author Ellen Feld began writing about horses more than 20 years ago. At first she wrote for small, regional magazines, but within a few short years, her work began to appear regularly in large, national publications. In 2001, while waiting for her next assignment, Ms. Feld wrote a short story about a Morgan. That tale became the first chapter of Blackjack: Dreaming of a Morgan Horse. The book went on to win a coveted Children's Choices award (as did the second book in the series, Frosty), an honor bestowed jointly by the International Reading Association and the Children's Book Council.  The book was also picked up by Breyer Animal Creations to be sold with a model of the star of the story, Blackjack. To date, Ms. Feld has authored fourteen horse books, including seven in the Morgan Horse series. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband, two children, twelve horses, and assorted other pets.

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