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post #1 of 54 Old 12-16-2014, 12:48 PM Thread Starter
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Need good horse story book for 14 y/o

Please tell me good novels about horses for our 14 y/o. She just got her first horse but has been riding for 7 years. So far I got her chicken soup for horse lovers (for xmas) but would like to get her a few more. She likes suspense..thank you
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post #2 of 54 Old 12-16-2014, 01:09 PM
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The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Sparks is a good novel. Much better than the movie which they turned into more of a romance.

Mustang Wild Spirit of the West by Marguerite Henry

Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand. This one is not a novel but still a good read.

Even though they're geared towards children I still enjoy reading the old classics like Black Beauty, the Misty of Chincoteague (spelling?) series and others.
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If you decide on the horse whisperer you might want to read it yourself first to see if its suitable for your daughter, as it has some -mature- content. I bought it when I was 13-14, and though I loved the rest of the book, those scenes left me very uncomfortable.
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The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Sparks is a good novel. Much better than the movie which they turned into more of a romance.

Mustang Wild Spirit of the West by Marguerite Henry

Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand. This one is not a novel but still a good read.

Even though they're geared towards children I still enjoy reading the old classics like Black Beauty, the Misty of Chincoteague (spelling?) series and others.
The Horse Whisperer is actually by Nicholas Evans. :)
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Firehorse by Diane Lee Wilson

Canterwood Crest (series) by Jessica Burkhart

Dancer by Shelley Peterson

Heartland (series) and Chestnut Hill (series) both by Lauren Brooke

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Not much of anything better than Walter Farley's Black Stallion series and Island Stallion Series (as long as she remembers this is fiction!).

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Jane Smiley has a really good one about horse racing. Wish I could remember the name....
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post #8 of 54 Old 12-16-2014, 03:23 PM
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If you decide on the horse whisperer you might want to read it yourself first to see if its suitable for your daughter, as it has some -mature- content. I bought it when I was 13-14, and though I loved the rest of the book, those scenes left me very uncomfortable.
One book I DON'T recommend is Elana of the Stars. I read that book when I was 12 and it scarred me for life. It starts out as the generic coming of age story where a teenage girl tames a wild stallion and then suddenly takes a very dark turn. It comes up out of nowhere with no warning and is terribly triggering. Nope Nope Nope!
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post #9 of 54 Old 12-16-2014, 04:14 PM
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Another vote for the heartland series. Another great series is the Phantom Stallion series.
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post #10 of 54 Old 12-16-2014, 05:28 PM
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Black Beauty, duh!

Lol, also A Horse Called Dragon is great, if a little kiddish, still a memorable story.

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