Whether jodhpurs are your thing or you prefer to admire from a distance, horses evoke human emotions with an intensity rivalled by few other animals. From Anna Sewell’s 1887 children’s classic Black Beauty to John Steinbeck’s The Red Pony and Morris Gleitzman’s Loyal Creatures, stories about horses continue to capture the imaginations of readers old and young. Here are some books where the ponies play much more than supporting roles.
A brave and handsome horse meets with many adventures and all types of people. But no matter what he encounters, nothing can break Black Beauty's spirit
They were loyal creatures, the men and horses of the Australian Light Horse, but war doesn't always pay heed to loyalty. This is the powerful story of a 16-year-old volunteer and his horse in World War One and the journey towards his own kind of bravery.
A stunning new series look for one of the greatest writers of the 20th century.
Three sisters and their unforgettable journeys to rescue, tame and train New Zealand’s wild Kaimanawa horses.
Fifteen enlightening horse rescue stories of exhilarating triumph, quiet meditative wisdom, life-changing moments and powerful healing.
Vicki, Kelly and Amanda Wilson head to Australia for their latest wild horse adventure.
How a broken horse fixed a broken heart
The Long Ride Home is the story of Rupert and Rowan's journeys - of incredible love and impossible adventure, that would test their courage and change their lives, and those of the families who joined them, forever.
Historical novel about horses in the First World War (in Egypt and Palestine). An astonishing literary tour-de-force.
A book that takes the reader to the heart of the struggle to save two horses.
With every word, sentence, paragraph perfectly poised, these books are made to be savoured.