What are the best novels that feature horses?

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    #1Black Beauty

    Black Beauty
    Black Beauty is a classic children's novel by Anna Sewell that tells the story of a horse named Black Beauty as he lives his life first in happiness in the care of a loving owner, to more unfortunate circumstances as a working horse.
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    Anonymous
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "Black Beauty is what immediately comes to mind when it comes to horse novels. It's an enduring classic because it does so well in making the reader empathize with an animal, and it's a fictional animal at that. It's a great book with a big capacity for both joy and sorrow."
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    #2The Black Stallion

    The Black Stallion

    The Black Stallion is a children's book written by Walter Farley, first published in 1941. It is the first book in The Black Stallion series, and it tells the story of a boy named Alec Ramsey and his adventures with a stallion named Black.

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    Anonymous
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "I'm not a big fan of horse books and horses in general, but I really enjoyed this one. There's just something so special about the bond between man and horse, and this book made merethink my blanket judgment on horses."
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    #3The Horse and His Boy (Chronicles of Narnia)

    The Horse and His Boy (Chronicles of Narnia)

    The Horse and His Boy is the third book in the series Chronicles of Narnia. The novel revolves around two boys and two talking horses in their journey to the magical world of Narnia. 

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    Anonymous
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "I love the Chronicles of Narnia, and this probably my least favorite out of all the books in the series. I would have loved it to death if not for the fact that some of Lewis' statements were blatantly racist. Still, it was fun to read about Shasta and Bree the talking horse."
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    #4Thunderhead (Flicka Series)

    Thunderhead (Flicka Series)

    Thunderhead is a novel for children by Mary O'Hara. It is the second book in the Flicka series, and it tells the story of Ken and his horse, Thunderhead, as the two of them struggle through the challenges of growing up.

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    Anonymous
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "I lived for the Flicka trilogy as a kid! Thunderhead has always been my favorite because it's such a great slice of life novel, with vivid imagery depicting the wildness of the mountains. I recommend this book to anyone who loves horses and the outdoors!"
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    #5War Horse

    War Horse
    War Horse by Michael Morpurgo is a well-written novel about war. The tale revolves around Joey, a horse that was born just before the Worl War l.


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    Anonymous
    Written on April 4, 2018
    "I read War Horse after watching Spielberg's adaptation. The movie strays pretty far from the book, which didn't come as a surprise to me. It was a nice read, Joey and Albert have the kind of bond that one can only wish to experience in his lifetime, but I think this is one of those moments where the film is better than the book. "
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    #6The Horse Whisperer

    The Horse Whisperer
    The Horse Whisperer is a novel by Nicholas Evans. It tells the story of a girl who got into an accident while riding on horseback. Only Tom Booker, the legendary horse whisperer, can help heal both of them from the trauma.
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    Rajesh Pawar
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "The Horse Whisperer is just great. The movie was fantastic, but if you want the preferred option, it is definitely the better option to have a book."
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    #7Girl Who Loved Wild Horses

    Girl Who Loved Wild Horses

    Girl Who Loved Wild Horses is a picture book authored and illustrated by Paul Goble. This book is a revised edition published by Atheneum on February 1, 2001. It was originally published in 1993.

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    Lisa Nichols
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "Girl Who Loved Wild Horses is a great illustrated book for any girl who loves horses. My niece loved this book. Beautiful illustrations!"
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    #8Chosen by a Horse

    Chosen by a Horse
    Chosen by a Horse is a memoir by Susan Richards. Richards adopted Lay Me Down, an abused mare, and her foal. Now with five horses living in her backyard, Richards struggles through life's many difficulties with their help.
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    Magdalena Navarro
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "This is such a sweet story about a woman and a horse. I have given it as a gift to all the horse loving people in my life. "
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    #9Riding Lessons

    Riding Lessons

    Riding Lessons is a book by Sara Gruen that tells the story of the Annemarie, a former world-class equestrian who has a broken past. She will reunite with the man she loved as a child and things will change.

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    Aaron Murray
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Ever since getting into horseback riding I have found myself obsessed with everything in the category. This book is just great in general, and revolves around an equestrian falling in love. What could be better?"
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    #10Flying Changes

    Flying Changes

    Flying Changes is a book by Sara Gruen that tells the story of Annemarie. She is a mother and wife who is afraid that her family will leave her. As she settled her past she has to make sure that will not happen again.

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    Adrián Franco
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This book is very melodramatic. It should talk about the horses more but it doesn't. I am disappointed."
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    #11My Friend Flicka

    My Friend Flicka

    My Friend Flicka is a young adult novel by Mary O'Hara. Originally published in 1941, it is the first book in the Flicka trilogy. Set in Wyoming, it tells the story of Ken McLaughlin and his horse Flicka.

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    Doris Evans
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "If you are a horse lover this would probably be a good novel for you. However, since I am not a huge horse lover this was not the book for me. I could see how others would be interested in this novel, but it did not do much for me. It is not a bad novel by means, but I will not be rereading it anytime soon. I would not suggest reading this book if you are not the target audience. "
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    #12Mary On Horseback: Three Mountain Stories

    Mary On Horseback: Three Mountain Stories
    Mary On Horseback: Three Mountain Stories is a children's biography and historical book written by Rosemary Wells and was published on October 23, 2000 by Puffin Books. It follows the story of Mary Breckinridge as a nurse.
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    #13Diamond Spirit

    Diamond Spirit

    Diamond Spirit is a young adult fiction novel written by Karen Wood. This is the first in the Diamond Spirit series. This tells the struggles of Jess as she loses her pony and her best friend.

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    Lucy Mao
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "Diamond Spirit is for the young adults. it is written by Diamond Spirit series. This tells the struggles of Jess as she loses her pony and her best friend."
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    #14Opal Dreaming (Diamond Spirit)

    Opal Dreaming (Diamond Spirit)

    Opal Dreaming is the third and final book in the Diamond Spirit series written by Karen Wood. In this book, the author continues Jess's stories about her pony and her new life.

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    Christian Allen
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "Get your tissues ready, this book is very emotional and keeps you turning the pages wondering how everything is going to turn out. The characters have great depth and the author really leaves you feeling for the characters as the adventure plays out. Great book for horse lovers and readers all around."

Summary

Best What are the best novels that feature horses
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Black BeautyBooks 26 Paid
2The Black StallionBooks 23 Paid
3The Horse and His Boy (Chronicles of Narnia)Books 22 Paid
4Thunderhead (Flicka Series)Books 21 Paid
5War HorseBooks 19 Paid
6The Horse WhispererBooks 18 Paid
7Girl Who Loved Wild HorsesBooks 17 Paid
8Chosen by a HorseBooks 16 Paid
9Riding LessonsBooks 15 Paid
10Flying ChangesBooks 14 Paid
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