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post #1 of 14 Old 04-29-2010, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
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Good Horse Books?

I am not sure if this should go here, but I didn't think it would go anywhere else.

So I love to read, and although I usually don't read horse books, a friend just bought be Chosen By a Horse and it was amazing! Such a great book! Not only all the horse details, but so many life lessons, it really made me open my eyes.

Does anyone else have any good horse books to read?
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post #2 of 14 Old 04-29-2010, 08:09 PM
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Fiction - Dick Francis for sure.
Also if you're interested in jumping, foxhunting, etc, Shelley Peterson from Ontario wrote 3 incredible books - Dancer, Abby Malone, and Stagestruck (all follow the same characters). They're dramatic, mysterious, heartbreaking and FULL of horses! I loved them!

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i have heard really good things about dick francis! i will have to check him out.

and shelley sounds perfect for me! thanks a ton!!!!
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post #4 of 14 Old 04-29-2010, 08:31 PM
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True Horse Stories- Steven C. Miller DVM
Riding Lessons- Sara Gruen
The Truth About Horses, Friends & My Life As A Coward- Sarah P. Gibson
Horse Whisperer
Heartland Series
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awesome! thanks you ill have to try those!

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canterwood crest or something :)
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post #7 of 14 Old 05-05-2010, 05:43 PM
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The God of Animals-Aryn Kyle-not really about horses but the main character lives on a horse farm, so there are a lot of horse scenes. Its beautifully written. The main character is a twelve year old girl who is dealing with the death of her classmate, her sister running off with a cowboy, and her fathers struggle to make their horse farm a success. I felt so much for the main character, she seems so real. The author really makes you feel the loneliness and isolation of this girls life. Its a really excellent book.

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post #8 of 14 Old 05-05-2010, 06:13 PM
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The Hearts of Horses by Molly Gloss....wonderful story about a traveling female horsebreaker from a bygone era
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post #9 of 14 Old 05-06-2010, 12:21 PM
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I loved reading the Thourghbred series. It has some 70 books in all not including the special editions and junk. I don't think they make them anymore..... but they were awesomely fun to read. It's about a girl raised on a small racing farm, then it moves on to her daughter.

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post #10 of 14 Old 05-06-2010, 01:27 PM
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The Horses Whisperer is probably my favorite book. Absolutely fantastic read. I just finished Sarah Gruen's Riding Lessons as well - that was pretty good.

Never heard of Shelley Peterson but will now go hunting for her books...always up for a good read!
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