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post #41 of 49 Old 10-12-2013, 09:33 PM
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Fiction - "Horseplay" by Renee Singer. Very funny book about a dressage student. Even some of my non-horsey friends have loved it.
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post #42 of 49 Old 10-12-2013, 10:53 PM
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Saddle Club and Heartland were always my favorites, but I love all the ideas of books on here! definitely going to try and read some of these that I have never heard of! thx everyone!
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post #43 of 49 Old 10-12-2013, 11:31 PM
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Fiction: Growing up i loved (and still love) sooo many books/series.....
Black Stallion, Thoroughbred & Saddle Club series, Misty, King of the Wind....i am sure i am forgetting some here.

Non-fiction: the one i am currently (re)reading is Ruffian: Burning from the start by Jane Schwartz.
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post #44 of 49 Old 10-13-2013, 04:57 PM Thread Starter
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Fiction: Growing up i loved (and still love) sooo many books/series.....
Black Stallion, Thoroughbred & Saddle Club series, Misty, King of the Wind....i am sure i am forgetting some here.

Non-fiction: the one i am currently (re)reading is Ruffian: Burning from the start by Jane Schwartz.
I LOVED the Thoroughbred series! I actually just re-read #1-20 a few months ago just for the fun of it. :) It is interesting to read them as an adult but I still enjoyed them just as much!

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post #45 of 49 Old 10-13-2013, 05:13 PM
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I liked the Heartland series (the show, too! The show is more grown-up-y than the books), I read one book from the Phantom Stallion Series, King Of the Wind, Black Beauty, Born to Trot, Mustang, the Sonrise Farm Series, Fury-Stallion of Broken Wheel Ranch, and the Black Stallion Mystery. I'm sure I'm forgetting some. =]

I really like the show Heartland, which is loosly based off the books (it didn't end, but the books did.) The show is wayy better, though.

I pretty much read any horse chapter book, no matter what reading level it's supposed to be for. XD

I want to read My Friend Flicka.
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post #46 of 49 Old 10-14-2013, 11:17 AM
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Ok, will definitely have to add some of these to my list. I still have the entire Black Stallion series I had as a teenager (almost 40 now, lol), as well as many of Marguerite Henry's books. Sad to say, I also still have my Breyer's that go along with these books. As for non-fiction, I love going through my Encyclopedia of the Horse, and Western Horseman magazines for new ideas on how I can be a better rider and owner.

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post #47 of 49 Old 10-15-2013, 02:23 AM
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Smokey the Cow Horse by Will James.

FYI, it is spelled W-H-O-A.

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post #48 of 49 Old 10-15-2013, 06:51 AM
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The Last of the Saddle Tramps...by Messanie Wilkins. A woman in her 60's, rode across America in the 50's. Appeared on Art Linkletter show in CA.

The Adventures of the 700 dollar pony...and the sequel. Very good.

Horsepower. Story of a rescued Draft horse. Two Kleenex boxes worth!

Beautiful Jim Key. Story of Thoroughbred Race Horse.

Tom Bass. Black Horseman in MO during turn of 1900's. Was Saddlebred trainer, and rode in 3 Inaugural Parades and was asked to ride in Queen Victoria's too.

Hey Doc. This book and 4 others written by David Carlton DVM. Lots of horse anecdotes and other critters.

Horse Tradin' by Dr. Ben K. Green. Tales from a Texas vet and horse trader. Maybe has 6 books, but fantastic. Cattle too in them.

Any of the Legends books by Western Horseman.

Black Beauty.

Stories about any of the great ranches, or the stables associated with different breeds.

Hold Your Horses, by Helen Crabtree. Saddlebred trainer and wonderful reading.

The Horses Of Proud Spirit. Rescue of many years and how they came to be.

Man O' War. Seabiscuit. And any of the other books written about racing.

All Of My Patients Kick and Bite, and All Of My Patients Have Tales.

Kit Ehrman mysteries starring Steve Cline.

Chicken Soup books for the Horse Lover...2 books.

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post #49 of 49 Old 10-16-2013, 02:11 AM
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The classic, Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
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