Sunday, December 7, 2008

Recommended Equestrian Books for Christmas

I promised a post listing recommended reads for horse-related books for Christmas. This list does not include all the fabulous books by the authors on this blog.

Some of you alread added your favorites in a previous post. I hope you don't mind adding them again here. (I borrowed the covers from Amazon so the "Click to look inside" doesn't really work.)

Here are a few of mine:

That Winning Feeling by Jane Savoie
Non-fiction--Even if you don't show, this is a great book for improving your attitude and changing your life.

Horse Play by Judy Reene Singer
Fiction--This is a great read by someone who has obviously been there.

Hearts of Horses by Molly Gloss

I found this book in a bookstore in the San Juans. It's a wonderful story of a determined young woman with a gift for gentling horses, set in 1917 Eastern Oregon.

Believe by Buck Brannaman
Non-Fiction--This book chronicles Buck's life with horses. Very good read.

Taking Up the Reins
By Priscilla Endicott
Non-Fiction--The author's year in Germany with a dressage master.

What are your favorites?


Shanster said...

Don't forget kids! The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Paul Goble is a really good one!
Horse Heaven by Jane Smiley; Seabiscuit by Laura Hillenbrand ; The Heavenly Horse from the Outermost West series by Mary Stanton

Anonymous said...

The classic - Walter Farley's "The Black Stallion."

Anonymous said...

I like Walter Farley's "The Island Stallion", as well as the "The Black Stallion". I love Will James "Smoky the Cowhorse". My favorite of all is Elizabeth Goudge's "The Little White Horse". This last is very sentimental and romantic, but still, a great read. They're all considered kid's books.