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post #41 of 54 Old 01-04-2015, 01:59 PM
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There's a book called "The Perfect Distance" that's great for that age range (Hunter/Jumper). There's a racing series about a horse called Sunbonnet that I loved around that age, but I can't remember what it's called exactly (the Bonny books?). I guess it's a pretty old series though.

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Theres an eventing series, called "Blue Ribbon" I think. I dont know who wrote them. They're decent. I still have my Saddle club books in a box in my closet. I was hoping one of my daughters would be as horse crazy as I was at their age.. nope. so there they sit.

awww.. I didnt know Pine Hollow burnt down.. .. geez ( i didn't get all the books)
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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.
I actually like the movie better, I thought the book focused too much on the mom. and NOT a good book for a 14 yr old.
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A book that stands out to me from the ones I read in elementary school is I Rode A Horse of Milk White Jade. It's set in historical Mongolia and is about a girl who was crippled by a horse at infancy.

Many horse books seem to have been written around the 1940s and 1950s (Misty of Chincoteague and Black Stallion to name a few). You can find many lesser known horse novels from this time period (not always of the best quality of writing).
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post #45 of 54 Old 01-10-2015, 02:45 PM
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I was darn near addicted to the saddle club as a young teen... I must have had dozens of the books. I can remember getting through the books in hours because I was a horsemad kid who couldn't actually afford riding lessons for years.
I was cleaning my parents basement this week and found a whole stack of The Saddle Club books. I am keeping them in case I get children one day. I remember selling some of them to some other horse crazy friends, so I think I am a few short.
But still, worth the read if you can find them for youre girl. They are better than the TV show, and you can learn some from the books to.
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Books about horses I have read:

Pony Pals (It's for kids younger than 14 though). This series had a huge impact on me- I wanted to be the pony pals so me and two other girls on my street started calling ourselves the pony pals. My parents, grandparents and I still call my best friend "Pam" (one of the characters from the books) and her and her family still call me "Lulu". Her dad even forgot my real name when we were little... he was like "What is Lulu's real name?" because that's all he ever heard his daughter call me! Weird, I know, but we were the "Pony Pals" for so long that we just never stopped calling each other by those nick names!

Heartland I haven't read these books in a while but I remember absolutely loving them. They are centered around a girl who has lost her mother. They rescue and rehabilitate horses at "Heartland". Would probably be perfect for a 14 y/o.... I might reread them myself!

Thoroughbred I didn't read all of these books (there are a ton, and I read very few) but they are pretty good books about a farm that trains, breeds and races TBs.

Horse Diaries I believe I only read one of these books and I think it was written from the horse's point of view.

The Saddle Club I really liked these books! Similar to the Pony Pals, but for an older age level, and uses more advanced horse terms. There are a bunch in the series.

Canterwood Crest I read all the books in the series where Sasha is the main character and some of the books where Lauren is the main character. It's about girls who go to boarding school with their horses. The horse part of the stories are good, but I never liked that they are 12 years old and basically act like little adults. It always struck me as shallow or something.

Phantom Stallion (And also, Phantom Stallion: Wild Horse Island) I read some of this series, couldn't tell you a lot about it off the top of my head.

Hope Rising True stories about a horse rescue that also helps children.... amazing stories in this book!

Winnie The Horse Gentler I loved these books so much as a kid!

Horseshoe Trilogies I don't think I read all the books in this series. All I really remember is that the girl's mom was having to sell the farm and horses.

Animal Ark These books are about a vets daughter and not all of them are about horses, but some do center around horses and ponies. I loved these books because I have always wanted to work in the veterinary field.

Black Beauty Obviously, this is a classic and can be read by any horse lover!

A Horse Of Her Own This isn't a series and I don't remember a whole lot about it, but I do remember really liking it and I probably read it somewhere between 14-16.


I'm a huge reader and I'm sure there are more that I've read, but here are some! And there are other educational ones that I can provide you a title of, as well!



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Taking flight
It's about a boys mum goes to hospital and he is forced to stay with her spoiled cousin Vicky and he falls in love with horses
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there is a book series about spirit too i think. loved them!!!
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Yeah...I've got three or four of them in the box....but I didn't like them as much....and I think I was almost in tears when Pine Hollow burnt down!!
WHAAAT?!?! Pine Hollow burnt down? And I heard Prancer died. That's it! NOT reading those books. Too scarring for my lovely, happy-go-lucky, horsey fairytale Saddle Club days. Lol I think I have all the Saddle Club books.

I vote the Saddle Club. Or Heartland.

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WHAAAT?!?! Pine Hollow burnt down? And I heard Prancer died. That's it! NOT reading those books. Too scarring for my lovely, happy-go-lucky, horsey fairytale Saddle Club days. Lol I think I have all the Saddle Club books.

I vote the Saddle Club. Or Heartland.
Yeah, I was totally floored when that happened. I'm actually still missing book number 49 A Stable Farwell for the SC series, I'll have to find it on Amazon or something, they have a ton of books for a good price. The PH series just kind of ended abruptly to be honest, I think Bonnie intended to continue them, but just couldn't for some reason.


Another book I like and still read on occasion is a Horse for Her, by Mary Oldham. It's by a British author and it's a bit 'old' but it's not too long and it's fairly well written.


I also don't know if I mentioned them, and even though they aren't horse books I will vouch for the Warrior Cat series, I really like them. I younger friend of mine got me hooked on them, it's a fairly vast and well planned out series.

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