Parents' Guide to

The Saddle Club

By Andrea Graham, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Cute boys and horses: A tween dream.

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Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 8+

Horse mad girls love it - but it can encourage catty behaviour

Well my horse-mad daughter and her friends adore it. Its OK. But I think parents should watch it and discuss it with their children. Sometimes the girls on the show can be quite mean and spiteful to each other (even the ones that are meant to be nice). I don't think they always provide the best role models although they are probably quite accurate it terms of how tween girls actually behave. From memory the books are better.
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age 7+

Great realistic show!

Our middle daughter started watching this at 6. It covers social topics like having a club (saddle club), inclusion, boys, embarrassment around boys, social classes, light bullying and how to handle it with grace and class. Absolutely no profanity. The adults are caring and provide oversight and guidance. Life lessons are great. Lessons about horses or other animals. The only words used that I didn’t like were “dumb” and “stupid.” Those aren’t allowed in our home but it’s good for teaching our children that those aren’t nice words. This is a show all of our family actually enjoys watching- even our 3 year old daughter! Highly recommend!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

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Parents say (7):
Kids say (16):

While some of the storylines and plot elements are a little unrealistic (the stable is relatively void of adult supervision), Stevie, Carole, and Lisa realistically portray tween girls and their concerns. In contrast to other shows in this genre, the characters don't try to act or dress older than they are, which is certainly a nice change. This succeeds in creating role models who are easy to relate to and whose problems seem familiar.

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