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post #11 of 54 Old 12-16-2014, 07:46 PM
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Spirit series! Based on the movie I believe and very well written by Kathleen Duey, another vote for anything written by a Farley! Aka. Black Stallion, Island Stallion, Phantom Stallion, and the second set of phantom stallion books. I loved them all, still do in fact.
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Almost all I read in the 6 grade was the black stallion by Farley. My friends never understood why I liked those books ( note: they aren't really into horses), but they were the best thing that happened to me that school year! I was sad when I read all of them though.
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post #13 of 54 Old 12-16-2014, 08:48 PM
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I will also suggest heartland :). I ADORED the phantom Stallion as well. And Canterwood crest ;).
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Jane Smiley has a really good one about horse racing. Wish I could remember the name....

Jane Smiley has a 'few' good horse books;

Barn Blind

Horse Heaven (I own this one and it's good, but can be a confusing read if not read in large chunks.)

And then she has the Oak Valley Ranch Series;

Book 1. Georges and the Jewels
Book 2. A Good Horse
Book 3. True Blue
Book 4. Pie in the Sky
Book 5. Gee Whiz

I second the Black Stallion/ Island Stallion books, Canterwood Crest (Now out of paper production, but new E-Books to come), anything by Marguerite Henry, The Horse Whisperer, The Saddle Club/ Pine Hollow series...I could go on and on, LOL.
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Jane Smiley has a 'few' good horse books;

Barn Blind

Horse Heaven (I own this one and it's good, but can be a confusing read if not read in large chunks.)

And then she has the Oak Valley Ranch Series;

Book 1. Georges and the Jewels
Book 2. A Good Horse
Book 3. True Blue
Book 4. Pie in the Sky
Book 5. Gee Whiz

I second the Black Stallion/ Island Stallion books, Canterwood Crest (Now out of paper production, but new E-Books to come), anything by Marguerite Henry, The Horse Whisperer, The Saddle Club/ Pine Hollow series...I could go on and on, LOL.
Horse Heaven was the one I had. Loaned it out and never got it back.
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My favorite books are Riding Lessons, and then the sequel, Flying Changes, by Sara Gruen. Again, there is some adult content in the books, but I really enjoy them.

The A Circuit by Georgina Bloomberg is also a good series, though I've only read the first book (4 books total).
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post #17 of 54 Old 12-16-2014, 10:54 PM
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I second firehorse, it was one of my fav books when I was younger :)

Another book she might like, depending on her reading level, is The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater. 13/14 is about the right age to start reading this book. A little bit more fantasy, with wild mythical water horses running a race across an island.
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post #18 of 54 Old 12-17-2014, 12:52 AM
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The Horse Whisperer is actually by Nicholas Evans. :)

Thanks for the correction SparkleDust. Just finished a book by Sparks so must have had him on my mind.
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post #19 of 54 Old 12-17-2014, 03:14 AM
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I really enjoyed the Thoroughbred series by Joanna Campbell as a young teen. They might be a little young for your daughter, but I've never been a good reader so I enjoyed an easy read with a lot of horse drama.
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post #20 of 54 Old 12-17-2014, 06:04 PM
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Horse Heaven was the one I had. Loaned it out and never got it back.
I still have my copy thankfully. I learned the hard way not to lone out books...or movies, never got my classic copy (I'm talking old, leather bound...worth a ton of money copy) of Pride and Prejudice back, nor my (VHS back in the day, LOL) copy of Beauty and the Beast.


I still read some of my 'kids' books, just because they are horse books.
Another good one is National Velvet by Enid Bagnold, and Unbroken by Jessie Haas. Unbroken is not a 'only horses' book, but the colt in the book plays a fairly important role in the story, but the horse is secondary to the main character, a young girl.

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