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Books to fire the spirits of the equine-inclined.

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 handsome horse with a glossy black coat and a pretty white star on his forehead, Black Beauty seems to lead a charmed life.

  • A special limited edition, author signed hardcover for the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landing at Gallipoli, 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.  They were loyal creatures, the men and horses of the Australian Light Horse, but war doesn't always pay heed to loyalty...

  • 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.

  • The Wilson Sisters head to Australia for their latest adventure, taming wild horses rescued from the Snowy Mountains.

  • 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.

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