Horse Books for Girls

Here are 10 horse books for girls that horse crazy girls have shared with us over the years. You won't want to miss reading these great books. You can also check out these other horse book lists and take the horse movie quiz!

If you've read any of these, be sure to tell us what you think about them! You can also let us know if there are other books you would like to see on the list.

abby malone

A picture of the book Abby Malone.

Abby Malone is the second book in the popular Dancer series. Abby Malone is a great horse book for girls as it follows a young girl through major life events in her teenage years. She dreams of owning a horse, but her rough family life and lack of funds pushes her dreams out of reach. That is until she becomes friends with her neighbors who own a horse and realizes she may be able to accomplish her goals.

Goodreads: 4.33 out of 5 stars

Available On: Amazon

blue moon

A picture of the book Blue Moon.

Blue Moon tells the compelling story of a horse who has a fighting spirit and a young girl who believes in the power to overcome hardship. In the book Bobbie Jo adopts an injured blue roan mare who seems to be past her prime, but as she begins to spend more time with the mare she discovers she may just be able to be a barrel racer after all. Not many horse books cover barrel racing so it is nice to have a horse book for those that like the barrel racing sport.

Goodreads: 3.73 out of 5 stars

Available On: Amazon

born to race

A picture of the book Born To Race.

Born To Race is a wonderful book. It tells the story of a young girl who grows up with a special thoroughbred who will one day run at the Kentucky Derby. Through growing up together the pair becomes inseparable. Of course there are challenges they both face along the way, but together they will find they can overcome anything.

Goodreads: 3.67 out of 5 stars

Available On: Amazon

dante of the maury river

A picture of the book Dante of the Maury River.

Dante of the Maury River is one of the best horse books for girls. Told from the perspective of a horse this story follows the life of a retired racehorse who has to find his new path in life. As Dante embarks on his new chapter of life he will need all his skills to make friends and have a successful career. 

Goodreads: 4.12 out of 5 stars

Available On: Amazon

heartbeat for horses

A picture of the book Heartbeat for Horses.

The book Heartbeat for Horses is a collection of different works ranging from poetry to stories. This collection also includes extraordinary pictures. Through all of these elements the exploration of horses and the human connection we have with these incredible animals is explored. If you are a horse lover you will not want to miss this lovely book.

Goodreads: 3.33 out of 5 stars

Available On: Amazon

horses never lie about love

A picture of the book Horses Never Lie About Love.

Horses Never Lie About Love is an incredible true story about a woman who starts a horse farm with a traumatized horse. Jana spends years earning the beautiful mares trust and as time goes on the mare repays all the love and trust she put into the mare over the years in ways she never expected. It is truly a remarkable book.

Goodreads: 3.94 out of 5 stars

Available On: Amazon

miranda and starlight

A picture of the book Miranda and Starlight.

Miranda and Starlight is the first book in the series by Janet Hill. The first book introduces you to Miranda and her friends along with of course Starlight. In the book Miranda goes to live with her grandparents where she meets Starlight. Together the two go on grand adventures and help each other grow along the way.

Goodreads: 4.33 out of 5 stars

Available On: Amazon

paint the wind

A picture of the book Paint the Wind.

Paint the Wind was one of my favorite horse books growing up. The story is about a young girl and a wild horse who changes each other lives. The girl who has a past filled with secrets meets a horse who has a history filled with heartache. Once they find each other they may just be able to help one another heal and discover what matters in life.

Goodreads: 4.19 out of 5 stars

Available On: Amazon

The A circuit

A picture of the book The A Circuit.

The A Circuit is a series written by Georgina Bloomberg and Catherine Hapka. The series follows three girls, of different backgrounds, as they try to make their way in the competitive horse world. This series is filled with drama, rivalries, triumph, and heartbreak. If you like the Canterwood Crest series you will probably like this series.  

Goodreads: 3.85 out of 5 stars

Available On: Amazon

the eighty-dollar champion

A picture of the book The Eighty Dollar Champion.

The Eighty-Dollar Champion is the true story of an incredible horse and his owner who took a chance on him. This book is a New York Times Bestseller and when you read it you will understand why. If you aren't familiar with Snowman and Harry de Leyer's story it all starts when Harry rescues Snowman from slaughter and then turns him into an champion show jumper. You won't want to miss this incredible story.

Goodreads: 4.21 out of 5 stars

Available On: Amazon