We purchased this stencil book , along with some books about horses, for a 7 year old girl that got a horse for Christmas. She loves anything that has to do with art and drawing and was more interested in the stencils than the horse books! (kids usually like the thing you least expect) She started using them right away. The stencil silhouettes gave us the opportunity to talk about the way horses trot, gallop, jump and walk. Sometimes learning to draw and not being able to produce what you see can be very frustrating for children. She like being able to make accurate drawings and enjoyed filling in the spaces to make them look like real drawings.