Books About Horses

Books about horses are the best. They allow us horse crazy girls to live out our horse dreams, learn about horses, find out about different horse disciplines and training methods, go on horse filled adventures, and more. Luckily, there are tons of different books out there for whatever you want.

What horse books are your favorites? Here are 15 great books about horses horse crazy girls shared with me. Don't see any books on this list that interest you.

If you've read any of these, be sure to tell us what you think about them! You can also take our horse movie quiz.

a horse for mandy

A picture of the book A Horse for Mandy.

A Horse for Mandy is a great horse book. The story is focused on a girl named Mandy who dreams about owning a horse of her own. As a surprise her parents get her a horse for her birthday. Mandy is so excited to finally have a horse of her own, but when her friend starts to become jealous of Mandy her excitement is dampened. This book does a great job of exploring friendship, jealousy, and how we navigate different parts of our lives. 

Goodreads: 3.91 stars out of 5

Available On: Amazon, Barnes & Noble

appaloosa summer

A picture of the book Appaloosa Summer.

Appaloosa Summer tells the story of a horse crazy teenager who has an amazing life and an incredible horse. But everything changes when her beloved horse passes away.  After the loss of her horse she decides she needs to go somewhere new for a bit and that is when she meets Jared and a cute Appaloosa mare. 

Goodreads: 4.27 out of 5 stars

Available On: Amazon


A picture of the book Blitz.

Blitz has a bit of a Black Beauty feel to it. The story is about a horse that pulls a fire wagon along with another horse. While the job is not easy it is a very important one. Unfortunately, the other horse passes away causing Blitz to loose his job and in turn his home. When Blitz gets a new owner who is not kind he needs to find a way to get away.

Goodreads: 4.29 out of 5 stars

Available On: Amazon

chancey of the maury river

A picture of the book Chancey of the Maury River.

In the book Chancey of the Maury River Chancey and Claire are a great horse and rider pair. They have always been there for each which has created a strong bond between them. But then Chancey begins to have eyesight problems and he needs an easier job. So Claire finds him a job as a theraputic horse so he can help others, just like he helped her. 

Goodreads: 4.32 out of 5 stars

Available On: Amazon

diamond spirit

A picture of the book Diamond Spirit.

In Diamond Spirit a young girl named Jess faces a difficult situation. Her pony has been injured and her friend may have something to do with that. What will happen to her pony and her friendship? Will she be able to find other horses to have a successful time at camp? You will have to read this book to find out what happens.

Goodreads: 4.37 out of 5 stars

Available On: Amazon

high hurdles

A picture of the book High Hurdles.

High Hurdles is an incredible horse book series about young girls going after their dreams and facing hurdles along the way. The first book in the series follows a rider who has Olympic dreams put unfortunately, can't afford an Olympic level horse. That doesn't stop her though from still chasing her dreams.

Goodreads: 3.99 out of 5 stars

Available On: Amazon

horses for dummies

A picture of the book Horses For Dummies.

Horses for Dummies is one of the ultimate books about horses. This book goes over all the basics regarding horses. In the book things like horse breeds, horse care, horse terms, and more are all covered. If you have a friend, significant other, sibling, child, or other horse crazy acquaintance that loves horses and just want an easy to read book for reference then this is a great resource.

Goodreads: 4.10 out of 5 stars

Available On: Amazon

jackie and the pony trekkers 

A picture of the book Jackie and the Pony Trekkers.

Jackie and the Pony Trekkers is an adventure filled horse book. In the novel Jackie and her friend are hoping for an exciting adventure, but they get more adventure then they bargained for. It all starts when Jackie's pony starts misbehaving and then tragedy strikes for several of the other ponies at the barn. When Jackie and Barb begin to get blamed for everything that happens they will need to find a way out of the mess.

Goodreads: 3.64 out of 5 stars

Available On: Amazon

megan's mare

A picture of the book Megan's Mare.

In the novel Megan's Mare a young girl meets a troubled mare who she forms a deep connection with. As she and the horse spend more and more time together they start to be able to help each other overcome obstacles they face. You will not want to miss this exciting, adventurous horse story and the characters that make it up.

Goodreads: 3.58 out of 5 stars

Available On: Amazon

pegasus and the flame

A picture of the book Pegasus and the Flame.

Pegasus and the Flame is a great option if you like books about horses with a fantasy element. This story threads Roman mythology through today's life, when a young girl discovers a wounded Pegasus and must rehabilitate the animal and then save the roman Gods. With the help of a thief, a goddess, and a boy she may just be able to save the Pegasus and the Gods. This is book one of three 

Goodreads: 4.26 out of 5 stars

Available On: Amazon

pony talk: A complete learning guide for young riders

A picture of the book Pony Talk: A complete learning guide for young riders.

Pony Talk: A complete learning guide for young riders is one of the best books about horses out there. The book takes you through the basics of riding and showing horses so you can have a good basic knowledge before you start riding and competing. The guide is easy to read and has pictures so that readers of different levels can follow along.

Goodreads: 3.00 out of 5 stars

Available On: Amazon

running horse ridge

A picture of the book Running Horse Ridge.

Running Horse Ridge tells the story of a girl who has to give up her comfortable life to live her dreams. In the novel Emily is given the opportunity to work at a ranch where she will be with horses all day. The only catch is that the job is in a different state so she will have to leave her horse and her friends. 

Goodreads: 4.11 out of 5 stars

Available On: Amazon

shadow horse

A picture of the book Shadow Horse.

Shadow Horse is a wonderful book. It combines mystery with horses to make a book you won't want to put down. In the novel a girl believes the horse she loves has been killed, but how will she be able to prove it? What does the horse she rescued have to do with the loss of the horse she loved? You won't want to miss this exciting book.

Goodreads: 4.27 out of 5 stars

Available On: Amazon

starlight animal rescue

A picture of the book Starlight Animal Rescue.

Starlight Animal Rescue is a heartwarming series that horse lovers are sure to enjoy. The first book of the series follows Dakota, a young girl who is sent to a foster family that owns an animal rescue. Dakota isn't happy about the move at first but overtime she starts to connect with the animals and the people that make up the rescue.

Goodreads: 4.26 out of 5 stars

Available On: Amazon

the dressage chronicles 

A picture of the book The Dressage Chronicles.

The Dressage Chronicles is another one of the great books about horses. It is a mixture of drama and true horsemanship that make it an incredible read. The book, while fiction, introduces you to real facts surrounding not only dressage but also the horse world. This is part of a series, but you can read it on its own.

Goodreads: 4.42 out of 5 stars

Available On: Amazon

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