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Black Beauty | Anna Sewell | Classic novel about a horse’s life and struggles

The Horse Whisperer | Nicholas Evans | A story about a horse trainer and his relationship with a wild horse

The Black Stallion | Walter Farley | A classic novel about a young boy and his beloved horse

Horse Heaven | Jane Smiley | A story of a young girl and her horse, set against the backdrop of the horse racing world

My Friend Flicka | Mary O’Hara | A classic novel about a young boy and his wild mustang

The Red Pony | John Steinbeck | A story of a young boy and his pony, set on a ranch in California

The Horse and His Boy | C.S. Lewis | A classic fantasy novel about a young boy and his horse

The Horse Boy | Rupert Isaacson | A true story of a father and son’s journey to Mongolia to help the son’s autism

The Art of Racing in the Rain | Garth Stein | A story of a race car driver and his relationship with his dog

War Horse | Michael Morpurgo | A story of a horse’s journey during World War I

Seabiscuit: An American Legend | Laura Hillenbrand | The true story of the legendary racehorse

The Horse and the Boy | Alison Lester | A story of a boy and his horse, set in Australia

The Horse Dancer | Jojo Moyes | A story of a young girl and her horse, set in England

The Horsemasters | Cynthia Voigt | A story of a young girl and her horse, set in a horse-riding school

The Horse and His Boy | J.R.R. Tolkien | A classic fantasy novel about a young boy and his horse

The Horse and His Boy | K.M. Peyton | A classic novel about a young boy and his horse

Riding Freedom | Pam Munoz Ryan | A true story of a young girl and her horse, set in the Wild West

The Horse and His Boy | Marguerite Henry | A classic novel about a young boy and his horse

The Horse Boy | Mary Midkiff | A story of a family’s journey to Mongolia to help their son’s autism

The Horse Boy | Rupert Isaacson | A true story of a father and son’s journey to Mongolia to help the son’s autism.


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