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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.

Getting Started Right: Retraining the Thoroughbred from Racehorse to Riding Horse

  When retraining a racehorse, for the early days of training an off-track Thoroughbred (OTTB) under saddle, choose mild days…

3 months ago

Equus Film and Arts Fest Presents Endless Stories

The EQUUS Film and Arts Fest was held December 5-8, 2019, at the Kentucky Horse Park (KHP) in Lexington, Ky.…

4 months ago

The 5 Phases of Jumping

To understand how to achieve a better result without worrying about seeing strides, it’s helpful to break down jumping into…

4 months ago

A Season of Thankfulness for Horses

Every year I tend to do a daily post on social media showcasing what I am thankful for. I didn’t…

6 months ago

Top Equestrian Stars to Sign USET Foundation’s “Riding for the Team” Book at Washington International Horse Show

The U.S. Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation announces a unique opportunity for fans of equestrian sport with a book signing for…

7 months ago

Sergeant Reckless, Hero Horse of the Korean War, Remembered in Children’s Book

The courageous war horse known as Sergeant Reckless, a onetime racehorse who served as a U.S. Marine in "the Forgotten…

9 months ago

Book Excerpt: Horses Adored and Men Endured

Learn more about Susan Friedland-Smith, the author of Horses Adored and Men Endured. Read the book excerpt of Horses Adored…

1 year ago

REAL COWBOYS: Illustrations of the Old West

Good news, fans of horses and children’s picture books! REAL COWBOYS, written by Kate Hoefler and illustrated by Jonathan Bean…

4 years ago

Finding Inspiration from Classic Horse Books

The lives of fictional characters in horse books may not always be realistic, but that’s part of the fun. Reading…

4 years ago

How to Start a Horse-Themed Book Club

  If you’re like most people, you enjoy a good book, but probably don’t have a whole lot of extra…

4 years ago