Friday, August 21, 2015

Feature & Follow Friday #9: (Fictional) Animal I Would Choose as a Pet

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Here is this week's question:

If you could have any animal in the world as a pet,which would you pick?
Fictional ones count, too!

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This is the easiest question I've ever had to answer in any of the Feature & Follow posts! 

The animal I would definitely pick was my childhood dream pet, the animal I pretended to see running beside my parents' car as I sat in the back seat when we went on Sunday drives: The Black Stallion.

I fell in love with this horse, created by Walter Farley, around the age of 10 or 11. And, to this day, the Arabian breed is my favorite horse breed. 

I used to dream of having The Black Stallion as a pet. I would groom him, hug him, and ride him bareback, and he would run like the wind! He would be gentle with me, and no one else. Our friendship would last forever.....

I've read just about every Black Stallion book written by Farley.  He wrote about other horses, too, of course, but my heart will only, and always, belong to "The Black" as he is known in the books......

The Black Stallion
(The Black Stallion, Book 1)
Walter Farley
Trade Paperback, 187 pages
Random House
August 20, 1991
(first published 1941)
Classics, Horse Fiction, Young Adult Fiction

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  1. Goodness me, The Black Stallion was such a favouriteofmine growing up, but until I saw your post I'd forgotten about him --so thank you for the reminder! I saw an old movie of The Black Stallion with Mickey Rooney, i think it was before i realised it was a book series. Loved thwm both in the end! Am a bloglovin' follower

  2. Hi, Verushka!

    How nice that you love The Black Stallion, too!! You're very welcome for the reminder! Yeah, I wanted him to my horse so badly.....

    I saw the Mickey Rooney movie, too. Oh, I LOVED it!!

    Thanks so much for commenting and being a Bloglovin' follower!! : )

  3. Good choice! I loved that story when I was younger also. I followed on Bloglovin' and GFC.
    Have a wonderful reading week!
    My FF

  4. Hi, Laura!

    I'm sure a lot of people loved The Black Stallion when they were kids, and many of them still do.

    Hope you have a wonderful reading week, too!

    Thank you so much for commenting on Bloglovin' and GFC!! I'll go do the same on your blog!! : )

  5. I adore The Black Stallion as well as Black Beauty! Awesome pick! Bloglovin' follower! :)

  6. Hi, Maggie!

    Oh, of course I LOVE Black Beauty, too!! I will always treasure both these horse characters!! Glad you liked my pick!!

    Thanks for commenting, and for following on Bloglovin'!! : )

  7. This is a great post Maria.

    My wife also loves horses. I also like them as I tend to like most mammals.

    I never read the Black Stallion books but I think that they helped to fuel the love of horses in a lot of people.

  8. Hey, Brian!

    You know, writing about this horse has brought back memories.... My love of horses was sparked when I first came across this book! I had never thought of them before. But after reading this novel, as well as "Black Beauty", I became obsessed with these creatures.

    I've also read the Flicka trilogy -- "My Friend Flicka", "Thunderhead", and "Green Grass of Wyoming", by Mary O'Hara.

    To me, horses are the most BEAUTIFUL animals on this planet, and I think this is especially true of the Arabian breed. (The Black Stallion is an Arabian.) They have special characteristics that make them even more beautiful than other breeds. There are indeed, other beautiful breeds, but they have Arabian ancestry, which is why they are so beautiful.

    Sadly, I have never had a horse, nor much contact with them throughout my life.....The only horses I do own are stuffed animals. Lol. I have a small stuffed horse from the Disney movie "Mulan", and a large Appaloosa (he's brown and white). The large one is especially good for cuddling!

    Thnanks for the compliment and great comment!! : )

  9. I admit to never having read that book, but I love black horses. They are so beautiful.

    My FF:

  10. Lovely choice, Maria. Perfect for a horse lover! :-D I can't remember if I read that as a child, though I think I did. I may have to refresh my memory! Thanks for stopping by my blog. :-)

  11. I loved the Black Stallion. A very beautiful horse. Thank you for stopping by. :)
    New Bloglovin follower

  12. Hey, Baggins!

    Indeed this book is perfect for horse lovers! So is the entire series!

    I would recommend that you read the first book, and as many of the sequels as you can, too. They're in the middle-grade category, but are SO enjoyable!!

    You're welcome for my visit to your blog! Thanks so much for visiting and commenting back!! : )

  13. Hi, Jess!

    I'm glad you enjoyed reading this book, too! And he is indeed a very beautiful horse.

    You're very welcome for the visit! Thanks so much for visiting and commenting back!! : )

  14. Hi, Sina!

    Black horses are indeed beautiful! You have great taste in horses! Lol.

    I highly recommend the Black Stallion books to you, even though they're in the middle-grade category. If you have kids, young siblings, or young nieces and nephews, they will greatly enjoy them, as well!

    Thanks so much for commenting back!! : )

  15. I love this! Horses are gorgeous. I have a black stallions complete opposite out in the pasture next to me. ;) And I love your blog! Following on bloglovin'.

  16. Hey, Amber!

    I'm so glad you love this post! Yes, horses are gorgeous animals! How I wish I had one.... You're lucky to have one in the pasture next door!

    Thank you so much for the compliment about my blog, and for following on Bloglovin'!! And for such a SUPER nice comment back!! : )

    I'm going back to your blog to follow you, as well!!

  17. We've read one of the Black Stallion books, but we definitely need to read more of them! This is such a lovely post, Maria! *hugs*

    ~Mckenzie & Michele @ A Belle's Tales

  18. Hi, there!

    These books are SO wonderful!! I especially love the first one, but I've read most of them. You guys definitely need to read them, too!

    Thanks so much for commenting back!! Hugs to you both, too!! <3 : )


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