Good for before bedtime It s a quick but lovely read Read the Norwegian edition. Carole, Stevie, And Lisa Have Been Looking For A Fourth Member To Join The Saddle Club So When Carole Introduces Her Friends To Kate Devine, The Championship Rider, The Girls Know They Ve Found The Perfect Fit Except That Kate Doesn T Want To Ride Ever Again Fourth tale in the Saddle Club series and another tale of friendshipand helping each other as a part of that, of overcoming and of course of horses Neigh Anyway this is the last of the four books they had at the library so I may read some of these at some other point but I am not holding my breath or getting excited they are pretty short and pretty average. Should be read as a pair with Book 3, Horse Sense, as the girls of the Saddle Club compete here in the Pine Hollow gymkhana horse games Horse Power is notable for introducing the 4th and rarely seen Saddle Club member, Kate Devine, when the girls help Kate remember the spirit of horseback riding and friendship Carole and Stevie have some great, trademark one liners in this one. Reviewed by Andie Z for TeensReadToo.comStevie, Carole, and Lisa are ready and excited for the upcoming gymkhana, a three day event full of relays and games and fun all on horseback, of course The girls need a fourth team member, and surprisingly, Stevie s brother, Chad, fills in Chad is not the most experienced rider, but he s entertaining, and they soon discover that he has a crush on one of them Carole also meets Kate Devine, a championship rider who is introduced in this book and later becomes a main character in the series The girls think Kate would be the perfect fourth member to the Saddle Club, but unfortunately Kate has sworn off riding ever again HORSE POWER is the fourth book in THE SADDLE CLUB series, and it continues to be relatable and fun for the intended age group With each book, readers get and attached to Stevie, Carole, and Lisa, while also being introduced to new characters, so it s a good thing the series is so long I m not sure, but I think this was adapted from a movie or tv series, but for that I think the author did a good job considering Usually any adapted book was done by an non creative author who isn t all that talented I think I rather enjoyed this book, though it s been sitting on my shelf gathering dust for the past 5 years cuz I never bothered to read it I finally ran out of options cuz there are no good bookstores anywhere nearby My favorite part was the gymkhana games, that was fun I think the Saddle club I ve already forgotten the girls names are very lucky to know how to ride horses That s always been a secret desire of mine. I like how the first date and first crush thing was handled it sets an appropriate expectation for 12 year old girls the competition was fun to read about and the interacting with Kate was well developed I so hate the way veronica is depicted. The gymkhana is finally happening at Pine Hollow Carole, Stevie and Lisa have made a new friend, Kate, just in time for her to help out Except the three girls have a secret agenda They want to convince Kate to start riding again Due to too much competitive riding, Kate has lost her joy for riding The girls think they can help bring it back by showing her the fun a small town gymkhana can bring.The main plot of this book is fun, but the side plot, Stevie s brother s crush on Lisa, was incredibly amusing Bonnie Bryant s take on teenage boys and their crushes, dreams of first dates and the realities of first dates, and the general newness of having feelings for people is handled very well I could neither put the book down nor stop laughing during the build up to Lisa and Chad s date, and definitely not during the actual date Probably the most realistic take on this I ve ever read.A fun read, can t wait for the next book Another delightful edition to the series I forgot that Kate showed up this early in the series Some of my favorite books take place on her ranch, so I was really excited to see her One of the things that I think this series does really well is handle the idea of dating and romance from the perspective of girls so young I think a lot of authors forget how innocent and uncomplicated feelings about boys can be for 12 year old girls and I loved how most of Lisa s arc in this story was about her excitement for her first date as a milestone of growing up, rather than actually having much to do at all with the boy in question It felt authentic and very sweet.