Good Horse Books to Read?

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Talk

Good Horse Books to Read?

This is a discussion on Good Horse Books to Read? within the Horse Talk forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • Horse books like the perfect distance
  • Ya horse books

Like Tree1Likes

LinkBack Thread Tools
    08-07-2011, 12:41 PM
Good Horse Books to Read?

Hi everyone!

I'm an avid reader and I'm always looking for the horse ya'll have any you recommend? Keeping in mind I'm in my mid-teen years...

My two most recent reads were the new A-Circuit series and the Perfect Distance. I LOVED them!

3dayeventer likes this.
Sponsored Links
    08-07-2011, 08:21 PM
Chosen By A Horse by Susan Richards......if you are okay with crying while reading a book go for this one. It is amazing and I have re-read it lord knows how many times. I absolutely love this book!

Also Chicken Soup for the Horse Lover's Soul 1 & 2 are really good books and the stories are real.

Hope Rising is abother good one. It is a true book with a bunch of stories for a horse rescue center that also works with troubled children. Another great book if you don't mind crying a little every once in a while.

The hearts of horses is good. It's moreso about a woman horse trainer waaay back in the day...but a good book none the less.

I'll go through my library a bit more and see what I have and list a few more I know I have a ton haha.
    08-07-2011, 08:26 PM
    08-07-2011, 08:43 PM
Green Broke
I second Chosen By A Horse and Hope Rising. I also really enjoyed The Horses of Proud Spirit.
    08-07-2011, 08:52 PM
Dick Francis is a great author. He wrote racing mysteries [hes dead now =[ ] anything by him is really good. I also like lyndon stacey.
    08-07-2011, 08:52 PM
I love books written by Dick Francis. Sadly he passed away but his son has taken over and is keeping up the tradition very well in my opinion. They are mysteries centered around horse racing (mostly steeplechasing) in England.

Rita Mae Brown writes a mystery series related to fox hunting in Virginia that are also really good. The main character, Sister Jane, is master of a hunt.

Jane Smiley has written quite a few good ones...start with The Georges and the Jewels. That series is about a rural horse trainer's 12 year old daughter and her life with horses. Excellent!


ETA: you beat me to it Gypsy! LOL
    08-07-2011, 09:16 PM
I agree with Chosen by a Horse. I was so-so on The A Circuit, but really liked The Perfect Distance. I do have another one to recommend, but it's shameless self-promotion because I wrote it... it's called Blaze of Glory (I'll put links below). A few people on this forum have read it, there's some info in the 'Horse Stories & Poems' section if you want. Happy reading :)

m.garzon | welcome

    08-08-2011, 11:01 AM
Thanks for all of the replies everyone, I will definitely look into all of these I've already read Chosen by a Horse, (loved it!!) so I think I'm going to start out with mgarzon's book after I finish the one I have going - can't wait to try it!

Thanks again!
    08-08-2011, 12:19 PM
More of a funny comedy book but its called "Hold Your Horses". Very funny.
    08-08-2011, 04:54 PM
Ooh I'm going to check out 'Hold Your Horses', too! There's not enough horsey comedy in the world :) Dreamrideredc, I hope you like the story!

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Good Horse Books? Sonnyx12 Horse Talk 13 05-07-2010 07:27 PM
Read Any Good Books Lately? Brighteyes General Off Topic Discussion 22 01-20-2010 07:13 AM
Anybody know some really good horse ownership books? wannahorse22 Natural Horsemanship 4 12-29-2009 02:42 PM
Have You Read These Horse Books? ChingazMyBoy Horse Talk 1 06-30-2009 12:16 PM
Anyone know any good horse books? RusticWildFire Horse Talk 10 10-16-2008 04:00 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:59 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0