What are the best books about horses? Many children are fascinated by these animals, but adults also often find their love for horses. Read on for the best books and book series about horses.

The best informative books for you and your horse

Horses are wonderful horses. They are your best friends. You can teach them dressage, but in the end we as humans learn just as much from them as they do from us. We start our recommendations with the top 10 best books about Horses of all time. This list has been updated this year, including all the recent titles.

Best Books About HorsesAuthor
The Horse of My Dreams: True Stories of the Horses We LoveGrant, Grant, Callie Smith
The Perfect Horse: The Daring U.S. Mission to Rescue the Priceless Stallions KidnappedElizabeth Letts
The Horse WhispererNicholas Evans
The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse Charlie Mackesy
Rough Magic: Riding the World’s Loneliest Horse RaceLara Prior-Palmer
The Girl Who Loved Wild HorsesPaul Goble
Black BeautyAnna Sewell
Happy HorsemanshipDorothy Henderson Pinch
All the Pretty HorsesCormac McCarthy
War HorseMichael Morpurgo

The updated top 10 list: the best books about horses

The Horse Encyclopedia

Humans and horses go together way back in history. This encyclopedia shares more than 150 different types and breeds, from the tiniest ponies to the most famous thoroughbreds. If you love horses, you will want this book on our top ten list.

The Everything Book of Horses and Ponies (Everything About Pets)

If you have a child that likes animals, then it will also love the series ‘Everything About Pets’. This book is about horses and ponies and what you need to take care of them. It is suitable for ages 5 to 9.

For Horse-Crazy Girls Only: Everything You Want to Know About Horses

Girls that love horses should read ‘For Horse-Crazy Girls Only’, written by Christina Wilsdon. It gives basic information about the different types of horses, but also on physical elements of a horse’s body.

The Complete Book of Horses: Breeds, Care, Riding, Saddlery: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia Of Horse Breeds And Practical Riding Techniques With 1500 Photographs – Fully Updated

This is the most complete encyclopedia on horses we could find. It discusses all aspects of horses, from what breed to choose to how to care for them, and from riding techniques to how to saddle them before riding off.

Horses: Pictures and Fun Facts About Horse Colors (Horse & Pony Books)

What we like most about this book is the combination of facts and illustrations. A color can be hard to explain, but showing a horse with that color makes it clear instantly. Find out what colors horses can have, and enjoy the other fun facts shared with you.

Handbooks: Horses: The Clearest Recognition Guide Available (DK Smithsonian Handbook)

This book differs from the others on our list, because it is more curious about the history of horses and how their evolution took place. Learn about over 100 horse breeds and check the handy visual in identity keys to recognize what horse breed you are looking at.

Horses: The Definitive Catalog of Horse and Pony Breeds

This is another book that tells you all about horse breeds and pony breeds, and we especially like the photographs that show the breed characteristics. The advice you get in this book could be valuable to you, and help you develop that special bond with your horse.

Joey: How a Blind Rescue Horse Helped Others Learn to See

This is the true story of Joey the horse, who went from a successful show career, to almost dying when he got injured and being sold several times. When Hope Reins come into the picture, Joey’s life changes completely, and so do the lives of everyone that spends time with him.

How to Speak “Horse”: A Horse-Crazy Kid’s Guide to Reading Body Language and “Talking Back”

Animal body language is different from human body language, and if your child likes horses, it can be fun and educational to learn about these animals in a different way. This book is for 6 to 10 year olds who want to know more about horses and how they communicate and behave.

How to Think Like A Horse: The Essential Handbook for Understanding Why Horses Do What They Do

Cherry Hill is a horse expert and in this book she explains the many characteristics of horses and why they do what they do. Start communicating differently with your horse by knowing what goes on in a horse’s mind.

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