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Book Reviews

Looking for a good horse book? Whether your looking for an informative book or just something fun to read, read my personal book reviews below to help you find the perfect book!


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Informative Books:


  • Title: Complete Horse Riding Manual
  • Author: William Micklem
  • My Rating: 10/10
  • Audience: English riders 13 and up
  • About: William Micklem has trained professional riders, such as Karen O' Conner, and has put his riding knowledge into this book. It contains loads of information about dressage, cross-country, showjumping, general english riding, and riding exercises. It contains everything you need to know about english riding!
  • Cost: List Price: $35.00 but, you can get is a lot less from Amazon's New and Used.
  • On Amazon.com


  • Title: The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Horse Breeds and Horse Care
  • Author: Judith Draper
  • My Rating: 9/10
  • Audience: all horse lovers!
  • About: Features a complete A-Z listing of horse breeds with information about each breed. Stable managment, grooming, clipping, health, first aid, feeding, and more.
  • Cost: List Price: $24.95 but, you can get it a lot cheaper from Amazon's New and Used.
  • On Amazon.com


Fun/Entertaining Books:


  • Title: Heartland (series)
  • Author: Lauren Brooke
  • My Rating: 9/10
  • Audience: horse lovers ages 8-13 (but you will still enjoy it if you are older)
  • About: This a series of books about Heartland, a farm that works to heal and rehome abused or tramatized horses. Amy, a teenager, works and lives at this farm with her mother. Amy's world falls apart after her mother's death, who dies in a car accident while trying to save a horse. Amy is left to help the horses on her own, with the help of her grandpa and Ty and Ben, the stablehands.
  • Cost: List Price: each book list price of $4.99. Can get cheaper from Amazon's New and Used.
  • On Amazon.com


  • Title: Black Beauty
  • Author: Anna Sewell
  • My Rating: 10/10
  • Audience: horse meant to be a children's story but, for all ages. 8 and up, up, up!
  • About: This book is a classic and my personal favorite! Written from a horse's point of view, this is the story of Black Beauty, a kind horse who is sold and bought repetitively to many owners, some kind and some cruel. Readers will experience the good and bad times of Black Beauty's life.
  • Cost: list price of $5.99. Can get cheaper from Amazon's New and Used.
  • On Amazon.com


  • Title: The Black Stallion (series)
  • Author: Walter Farley
  • My Rating: 10/10
  • Audience: 9 and UP!
  • About: Another classic! A boy, Alec Ramsay, is the only human survivor of a terrible shipwreck and becomes trapped on a deserted island. Soon, he finds a beautiful, wild horse, the Black Stallion, on the island. Alec builds a bond with this amazing horse. Other books in the series introduce new horses, people, and adventures
  • Cost: list price of $5.99. Can get cheaper from Amazon's New and Used.
  • On Amazon.com


  • Title: Hold Your Horses: Nuggets of Truth for People Who Love Horse....No Matter What
  • Author: Bonnie Timmons
  • My Rating: 8/10
  • Audience: any horse lover!
  • About: This is a cute book just for fun. Filled with illustrations and funny horse truths, it contains little bits of horse information.
  • Cost: list price of $8.43. Can get cheaper from Amazon's New and Used.
  • On Amazon.com


  • Title: Chicken Soup for the Horse Lover's Soul
  • Author: Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Marty Becker, Gary Seidiler, Theresa Peluso, and Peter Vegso
  • My Rating: 7/10
  • Audience: any horse lover!
  • About: This book is filled with inspirational stories about horses and people who love them.
  • Cost: list price of $14.95. Can get cheaper from Amazon's New and Used.
  • On Amazon.com




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