A book has the power to take you to a different world, teach you things, and change your life. But when was the last time you sat down and read a book?
While we all lead busy lives and don’t take the time to read as often as we should, there are some books that all horse lovers must read. These books will bring a smile to your face and a tear to your eye.
Horses (real or fiction) make everything better. Pick up one of the following books and see for yourself.
Check out the 12 best horse books of all time below.
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
This classic tale about a horse named Black Beauty published in 1877 is one people of all ages should read. It is told from the viewpoint of the horse as he encounters kindness and cruelty by mankind.
The Horse Whisperer By Nicholas Evans
A story about redemption and finding hope again told beautifully by Nicholas Evans. A girl and her horse survive a terrible accident and start to heal with the help of Tom Booker, The Horse Whisperer.
Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry
Inspired by a real-life story about a family who tried to raise a wild foal, this magical children’s novel takes place in Chincoteague, Virginia.
The Black Stallion by Walter Farley
Follow a young boy named Alec Ramsay who discovers a wild black stallion at an Arabian port and together make their way to America.
Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand
An underdog story about a crooked-legged racehorse who would go on to be the biggest news story in 1938 thanks to a handful of people who believed in him.
National Velvet by Enid Bagnold
A girl named Velvet Brown prayed every night for a horse and to be the best rider. Her prayers were answered by an unwanted horse. The inspiring tale shows that with determination, hard work, and love anything is possible.
Chosen by a Horse by Susan Richards
A touching memoir about a broken-down horse who came into Susan Richards’ life and changed both of their lives for the better.
My Friend Flicka by Mary O’Hara
A young boy described as a “dreamer” encounters a chestnut filly with a wild spirit that teaches him responsibility and leads to an unbreakable friendship.
The Eighty-Dollar Champion: Snowman, the Horse That Inspired a Nation by Elizabeth Letts
A true story about a man who purchased a horse from a truck bound for the slaughterhouse for $80 and not only saved his life but went on to make history.
The Outside of a Horse by Ginny Rorby
The emotional novel about how animals can heal humans is a must-read. Hannah Gale volunteers at a local horse stable where she finds the therapy she needs and a way to help her dad struggling from PTSD.
War Horse by Michael Morpurgo
An emotional war story told from the viewpoint of the horse named Joey who was purchased by the Army for service in World War I has readers in tears.
All The Pretty Horses by Cormac McCarthy
A 16-year-old cowboy named John Grady Cole heads to Mexico to find a job but finds trouble and much more in this best-selling novel.
Take a break for all the hustle and bustle and enjoy one of these amazing horse stories. Don’t forget to share this list with your friends.