Storytime with Horse Buddies

  • Audience: Ages 4-8

Storytime with Horse Buddies uses language, art, and early-elementary history to foster horse appreciation and to promote the care of the horse and industry awareness. This virtual programming series, designed for learners ages 4 through 8, can be enjoyed by friends of all ages. 

Episode 1: Dec. 14, 2021 — The True Story of Zippy Chippy: The Little Horse That Couldn't 

The True Story of Zippy Chippy, by Artie Bennett

About: This Storytime with Horse Buddies segment features the children's book The True Story of Zippy Chippy: The Little Horse That Couldn't. 
Zippy Chippy Activity: PDF iconStorytime with Horse Buddies Activity Sheet - Zippy Chippy.pdf
Click here for video: Horse Buddies - Zippy Chippy - YouTube

Episode 2: Dec. 28, 2021 — Zippy Chippy at Old Friends at Cabin Creek

Zippy Chippy at Old Friends at Cabin Creek (Brien Bouyea)

About: The previous segment of Storytime with Horse Buddies featured the children's book The True Story of Zippy Chippy: The Little Horse That Couldn't. In this segment, we visit the horse retirement facility, Old Friends at Cabin Creek in Greenfield Center, N.Y., to meet Zippy Chippy.  
Click here for video: Horse Buddies - Zippy Chippy at Cabin Creek - YouTube

Episode 3: Jan. 11, 2022 — Upset: The Original Dark Horse

Upset: The Original Dark Horse, by Maddy Zanetti

About: This Storytime with Horse Buddies episode spotlights the children’s book Upset: The Original Dark Horse. 
Upset Activity: PDF iconUpset Activity Sheet.pdf
Click here for video: Horse Buddies - Upset - YouTube

Episode 4: Jan. 25, 2022 — Meet Upset, Saratoga's Mini Dark Horse

Upset (Roda Ferraro)

About: Our previous episode of Storytime with Horse Buddies featured the children’s book Upset: The Original Dark Horse. In this episode, meet author Maddy Zanetti and Saratoga’s own mini dark horse, Upset.  
Click here for video: Horse Buddies - Meet Upset - YouTube

Episode 5: Feb. 8, 2022 – Perfect Timing Part 1 

Perfect Timing, by Patsi B. Trollinger

About: This Storytime episode features the first half of the children's book Perfect Timing: How Isaac Murphy Became One of the World's Greatest Jockeys. 
Perfect Timing activities: PDF iconPerfect Timing - Isaac Murphy Time Line.pdf
Click here for video: Horse Buddies - Perfect Timing Pt. 1 - YouTube

Episode 6: Feb. 22, 2022 – Perfect Timing Part 2 

Perfect Timing, by Patsi B. Trollinger

About: This Storytime episode features the second half of the children's book Perfect Timing: How Isaac Murphy Became One of the World's Greatest Jockeys. 
Perfect Timing activities: PDF iconPerfect Timing - Design Silks Activity.pdf
Click here for video: Horse Buddies - Perfect Timing Pt. 2 - YouTube

Episode 7: March 8, 2022 – Katie's Dream

Katie's Dream 

About: This Storytime episode features the children's book Katie's Dream.
Katie's Dream Activity: PDF iconKatie's Dream Activity.pdf
Click here for video: Horse Buddies - Katie's Dream - YouTube

Episode 8: March 22, 2022 – Pasture Bedtime

Pasture Bedtime, by Jenny H. Lyman

About: This Storytime episode features the children's book Pasture Bedtime.
Pasture Bedtime Activity: PDF iconPasture Bedtime Activity.pdf   
Click here for video: Horse Buddies - Pasture Bedtime - YouTube

Episode 9: April 5, 2022 – The Tale of Willhanna 

The Tale of Wilhanna

About: This Storytime episode features the children's book The Tale of Willhanna. 
Willhanna Activity: PDF iconWillhanna - Activity.pdf
Click here for video: Horse Buddies - Wilhanna - YouTube

Episode 10: April 19, 2022 – The Far Turn 

The Far Turn, by Charlotte Cosulich

About: This Storytime episode features the children's book The Far Turn. 
The Far Turn Activity: PDF iconThe Far Turn Activity.pdf                  
Click here for video: Horse Buddies - The Far Turn - YouTube

Episode 11: May 3, 2022 — Jim Dandy 

Jim Dandy, by Maddy Zanetti

About: This Storytime episode features the children's book Jim Dandy. 
Jim Dandy Activity: PDF iconJim Dandy Activity.pdf 
Click here for video: Horse Buddies - Jim Dandy - YouTube

Episode 12: May 17, 2022 — Jumping The Moon, Part 1 

Jumping the Moon, by Bobbie Cromer

About: This Storytime episode features the first half of the children’s book Jumping The Moon. 
Jumping The Moon Activity: PDF iconJumping The Moon Activity.pdf
Click here for video: Horse Buddies - Jumping the Moon, Part 1 - YouTube

Episode 13: May 24, 2022 — Jumping The Moon, Part 2 

Jumping the Moon, by Bobbie Cromer

About: This Storytime episode features the second half of the children’s book Jumping The Moon. 
Click here for video: Horse Buddies - Jumping the Moon, Part 2 - YouTube

 

 

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