Yes, Black Beauty definitely. Black Stallion and the books that go with it. And, I...don't remember what they were, but a few years before I was thirteen I was reading and thoroughly enjoying a series of books about thoroughbreds. And the saddle club.
Phantom Stallion by Terri Farley, Thoroughbred ( book series by Joanna Campbell), My Friend Flicka by Mary O'Hara, Horses of Half Moon Ranch by Jenny Oldfield, Winnie the Horse Gentler by Dandi Daley Mackall, The Horseshoe Trilogies by Lucy Daniels, Hold Your Horses by Bonnie Timmons, Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry,War Horse by Michael Morpurgo, and No Small Thing by Natale Ghent
We have a soon to be famous author among us. Here's a link to a horsey book that was released in late May. It should be out on Amazon any day now. You can order it through this link. If you'd like pictures of the cover just let me know. It should be a very good read for a girl's birthday.