The Horse Book Series
The Horse Book Series by Ilhaam alMaskery is a collection of 6 engaging educational books which are beautifully illustrated and creatively narrated to enrich the learning experience and encourage recreational reading. Blaze the colt, and his owner Omar, explore the wonderful world of horses. From basic anatomy to horse care, riding styles to leadership and life skills. This series enables children to explore new facts and ideas about horses and highlights the value and positive impact of human-horse relationship.
- There are six books in The Horse Book Series, and four additional Activity Books.
- The series made its first appearance at the Paris Book Fair (Salon de livre du Paris), and was officially launched in Muscat International Book Fair, 2020.
- More than 10,000 printed copies of The Horse Book Series books available in 4 languages, English, Arabic, Spanish and French.
Ilhaam is a multidisciplinary educationist with over a decade’s worth of experience in education ranging from early years to higher education. She is the first Middle Eastern Horse Assisted Educator and Horse-Powered Reading Instructor representing Oman in the Equine Assisted Learning Map. Horses have been an inspiration to both Ilhaam, her husband and four children, in a family effort to share their learnings and experience The Horse Book Series was born. www.ilhaamalmaskery.com
International Presence & Collaborations
The Horse Book Series has gained the interest of young readers, educationists and equine specialists from around the world. To date it has also collaborated with Horse-Powered Reading – USA, European Association for Horse Assisted Education – Germany and National University of La Plata – Argentina.
- International Presence, Collaboration & Outreach, 2021.
- Under the auspices of Her Highness Sayyida Dr. Mona Fahad alSaid, The Horse Book Series was launched at the 25th Muscat International Book Fair, 2020.
- The French Version Of The Horse Book Series ‘ La Collecion du Cheval’ has made its first Appearance At The Salon Du Livre De Paris Book Fair, 2019.
The Horse Book Series is an idea by Ilhaam alMaskery, who thoughtfully authored, crafted and expressed her work with the heart of a mother, mind of an educationist, and spirit of a horse-enthusiast!
“It is clear for us that heritage is not represented only by castles, antiques and other materials, rather it is represented essentially by a spiritual legacy of traditions, sciences and arts which is transferred from one generation to another. The real preservation of this legacy is achieved only by giving each element devotion and care”
The Late Sultan Qaboos Bin Said of Oman
This initiative is a humble contribution to the preservation of the horse heritage inspired by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos’ speech, in addition to promoting horse education, horse-assisted leadership and motivating recreational reading.
Ilhaam alMaskery and National University of La Plata (Buenos Aires)have collaborated to enable children in under-served communities access to The Horse Book Series for specialized researched programs in ‘Assisted Interventions with Animals in Primary Public Education’. We are thrilled to witness the children’s excitement and engagement with these books.
We are extremely excited for Ana Maria Stalton for being in Top 10 finalist of the prestigious Global Teacher Prize (Varkey Foundation) for her work with animals to support education and ‘The Horse Book Series’ by Ilhaam alMaskery a fundamental resource in her work with children. Full TV Footage report.
Several sets of The Horse Book Series was gifted to the Children’s Public Library (A non-profit organization in the author’s home-town in Muscat) following the launch at the 25th Muscat International Book Fair (2020) Under the auspices of H.H. Sayyida Mona al-Said (Chairwoman of Children First Association).