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Horse Books

One of the most popular forms of entertainment for horse lovers is horse books, which have delighted horse lovers, young and old, for generations. With everything from Black Beauty to the Black Stallion to Misty of Chincoteague and National Velvet, the classics bring back memories for many adult horse lovers. However, there are a whole host of modern-day horse books to delight readers of various genres, including romance, mystery, drama, adventure, informational non-fiction options, etc. Learn more about the various options for horse people, check out recommendations for winter reading options, learn about the authors who write for readers, check out excerpts, and more.

Preparing for Competition: Self-Reflection

The following is an excerpt from Winning with Horses, by Adam Snow and Shelley Onderdonk, DVM, about preparing for competition…

4 months ago


8 Must-Know Arena Tracks

An excerpt from Arena Tracks by Christian Baier. These classical tracks are ultimately at the foundation of everything we are…

8 months ago

What Causes Riding Anxiety?

An excerpt from Neuroathletics for Riders by Marc Nölke about what causes riding anxiety. Safe or Unsafe? The human brain…

9 months ago

Barn Banter – Episode 4 from title sponsor Straight Arrow Products

In the Horse Illustrated podcast Barn Banter episode 4, hosts Susan Friedland and Raquel Lynn chat with guests Hope Ellis-Ashburn and Leah…

1 year ago

Avoiding Confirmation Bias: An Excerpt from “Bolder, Braver, Brighter” by Coach Daniel Stewart

Few things will stand between you and successfully training your horse more than you and your thoughts when those thoughts…

1 year ago

Barn Banter – Episode 2 from title sponsor Straight Arrow Products

In the Horse Illustrated podcast Barn Banter episode 2, hosts Susan Friedland and Raquel Lynn chat with author Courtney Maum…

2 years ago

Horse Illustrated Podcast Episode 15

In podcast episode 15 of The Horse Illustrated Episode of Horses in the Morning, sponsored by Straight Arrow Products, hosts…

2 years ago

Gift a Horse Book

Horse books claim their place in tween and teen personal libraries, but what happens when horse girls become women? Is…

2 years ago

The Road Less Traveled: The Self-Publishing Option for Equestrian Authors

Closet equine writers, it’s time to unite and come out of the creative shadows. Independent publishing continues to revolutionize how…

2 years ago

What Horses Really Want

This excerpt from What Horses Really Want by Lynn Acton is adapted and reprinted with permission from Trafalgar Square Books…

2 years ago