If you are fascinated and enamored with horses, this is the day for you. The following are classic and memorable titles featuring these noble beasts.
National Velvet by Enid Bagnold
Velvet Brown has a dream to win the Grand National, but it’s a long shot. She is frail. Her horse is not a “winner”. Still, she can dream. The famous movie starring Elizabeth Taylor and Mickey Rooney made this one a classic.
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
The story of an amazing horse who just wants to be loved and doted over. Some of his owners are nice, and some not so nice. Black Beauty will move you to tears.
The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans
A man known for his ability to heal horses works his magic with a horse and its family and helps them recover from the wounds caused by a horrible accident.
The Red Pony by John Steinbeck
Ten-year-old Jody forms a special bond with Gabilan, a pony that is a gift from his father. This relationship changes his view of the world.
My Friend Flicka by Mary O’Hara
A young boy’s parents decide to teach him responsibility by putting him in charge of Flicka. Over the course of a summer, young Ken is changed by his friendship with this filly.
The Black Stallion by Walter Farley
On a journey to America, a teenage boy and a beautiful stallion must learn to rely on each other for survival.
Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry
Locals are amazed when mysterious and wild mare Phantom and her foal Misty are brought in for purchase. Paul and Maureen Beebe are longing to earn enough money to buy them.
War Horse by Michael Marpugo
Joey is a farm horse that is sold to the Army to fight on the Western Front in World War I. His former owner Albert struggles to find him and bring him home. This one is quite a tearjerker.
The Horse Dancer by Jojo Moyes
Sarah is gifted a beautiful horse named Boo by her grandfather who longs for her to join an elite riding school. When her grandfather falls ill, Sarah must make several hard choices about her future.