Horse Books/Novels

Novels and general Books related to horses, riding and the barn life
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message 1: by Fiona (new)

Fiona Oh Goodness,

I have been looking for a book that I have forgotten the Name of and the authors name......

Can anyone help??? from what I can remember it is an old book, written in the 50's??

" the story is set WW2 (I think) in America, Young lad sees a beautiful horse running wild near where he lives and slowly he befriends it and he rides it to and from school.

He then rides home in a snow storm,and the horse insists on going off the road home and the young lad and horse find a young soldier in the snow - they take him to the lads home....."

Does this ring any bells with anyone???

Thanks for thinking about it....

Fi


message 2: by Maddie (last edited Oct 29, 2009 04:00PM) (new)

Maddie Go to http://www.ponydom.com/books/index.html . It's a website dedicated to horse related books.


message 3: by Cherry (new)

Cherry These books are really cool books.


message 4: by Katie (new)

Katie Fiona: no i havent heard of it but it sounds good


message 5: by Blue (new)

Blue Skies Blaze of Glory by M. Garzon
This is my new favorite horse book!


message 6: by Claire (new)

Claire McGahan Hi! I was wondering if any of you knew of two books I am trying to locate. I can't remember the titles or the authors but I do remember basic details about them.

The first is about a girl riding in Pasadena and is tired of riding her school horse, Sugar, because she doesn't think he'll be able to take her far. She discovers a ranch in the Arroyo Seco and trains a horse there, only to discover the horse and the brother and sister that take care of the horse are ghosts.

The second is I think about a girl with a race horse. She's a jokey for him, which is a notable feat seeing as she was born with one leg shorter than the other. The horse was an unlikely racer, seeing as it had horribly crooked legs when it was born. It has a sequel.

Thanks so much!!

-Claire


message 7: by Jackie (last edited Jul 15, 2012 05:30AM) (new)

Jackie Hoping someone can help me with a book I read about a woman veterinarian who is getting a divorce and is given a problem horse. Through taking care of the horse she learns how to live a new life.

Thanks.

Jackie


message 8: by jo (new)

jo i just added Lord of Misrule. people! Lord of Misrule! it's about teh horsies! and it won the national book award!


message 9: by jo (new)

jo Claire wrote: "Hi! I was wondering if any of you knew of two books I am trying to locate. I can't remember the titles or the authors but I do remember basic details about them.

The first is about a girl riding i..."


check this out, claire
http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/1...


message 10: by jo (new)

jo Jackie wrote: "Hoping someone can help me with a book I read about a woman vet who is getting a divorce and is given a problem horse. Through taking care of the horse she learns how to live a new life.

Thanks.
..."


check this out
http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/1...


message 11: by Reese (new)

Reese Can anyone recommend any good books that have to do with hunter jumpers? Or just English riding in general? Thanks!


message 12: by jo (new)

jo let me direct you too to the group above, reese. they are excellent at recommending just the right book!


message 13: by Blue (new)

Blue Skies Reese wrote: "Can anyone recommend any good books that have to do with hunter jumpers? Or just English riding in general? Thanks!"

Yes! Blaze of Glory by M.Garzon is about a Jumper rider, although there's also some polo and plenty of barn life in the story. It's a great book and just came out recently. The Perfect Distance (sorry don't remember the author's name, it's a bit older) is more YA, it's about a rider competing in the Medal/Maclay classes. Enjoy!


message 14: by barbara (new)

barbara bush Fiona wrote: "Oh Goodness,

I have been looking for a book that I have forgotten the Name

Fiona wrote: "Oh Goodness,

I have been looking for a book that I have forgotten the Name of and the authors name......

Can anyone help??? from what I can remember it is an old book, written in the 50's??

" ..."


It's a movie too. I tried remembering the name of the movie and couldn't, so I googled it. It told me the name, but now I c ant remember again. Lol I know it showed up though, so I'll Google it again I suppose. Lol



message 15: by Robin (new)

Robin Winter Reese wrote: "Can anyone recommend any good books that have to do with hunter jumpers? Or just English riding in general? Thanks!"

The Horsemasters


message 16: by Anna (new)

Anna Hi Everyone,

New here and I've just added a couple of books to the list. One British classic in the shape of "Dora at Follyfoot" and a new one, which I've just finished and thought was absolutely astonishingly brilliant called "Eleanor McGraw, a pony named Mouse and a boy called Fire". It really breaks all moulds!

Anna


message 17: by Lakoda02 (new)

Lakoda02 I LOVE HORSES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


message 18: by Ashli (new)

Ashli Barrera This list really helped. Thanks


message 19: by Sally Ann (new)

Sally Ann Sims Robin wrote: "Reese wrote: "Can anyone recommend any good books that have to do with hunter jumpers? Or just English riding in general? Thanks!"

The Horsemasters"


Reese wrote: "Can anyone recommend any good books that have to do with hunter jumpers? Or just English riding in general? Thanks!"

I published HALT AT X this year. You might be interested in it: the protagonist rehabs an ex-racehorse for dressage and trains in a hunter/jumper barn. She is a VP fundraiser trying to save the reputation of her college from the illegal antics of her new boss--the flashy new college president. There are many horses and other animals in the novel.


message 20: by Ms.pegasus (new)

Ms.pegasus Jackie wrote: "Hoping someone can help me with a book I read about a woman veterinarian who is getting a divorce and is given a problem horse. Through taking care of the horse she learns how to live a new life.

..."


Sounds like THE BLESSINGS OF THE ANIMALS by Katrina Kittle.


message 21: by Kari (new)

Kari Why the Children's Books? Goodreads is for finding something to read and as an adult I do not want to read them no matter how good . Same for the young adult books I read them when I was younger and don't want to read them now. Too much time wading through them should separate by age group.


message 22: by Anna (last edited Mar 29, 2016 09:25AM) (new)

Anna Kari wrote: "Why the Children's Books? Goodreads is for finding something to read and as an adult I do not want to read them no matter how good . Same for the young adult books I read them when I was younger an..."

What a baffling comment.
Surely, a good book is a good book. Some of the best books (and classics) ever written were 'childrens' books, e.g. The Little Prince.
And a horse book is a horse book, is it not?
The list is entitled 'Horse Books/Novels', not 'Horse Books for Adults'. You could start one of those though, it's a free world... :)
Alternatively, to spare you any more onerous footwork, there is a thread already in the Horse Lovers Central group that deals with horse books for adults here https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...
Have a look.


message 23: by Susan (new)

Susan Count barbara wrote: "Fiona wrote: "Oh Goodness,

I have been looking for a book that I have forgotten the Name

Fiona wrote: "Oh Goodness,

I have been looking for a book that I have forgotten the Name of and the au..."


National Velvet, International Velvet ??


message 24: by Symoen Christopher (last edited May 02, 2017 03:55AM) (new)

Symoen Christopher Can anyone help me?
I used to read a book as a kid, I cannot remember the title or any character names except for the horse was Honey.
It was about a girl who wanted a horse, and they eventually moved to the country and she and her dad went to look at alot of horses but none of them were right. Then, she finds an abandoned horse in a paddock that is injured badly. They get the vet to help the horse and eventually she gets to keep Honey. By the end of the book, she enters a competition with Honey and sells brow bands she made at the competition.
Sorry if this isn't much help, but I remember the horse Honey and that's all.


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