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The Best Horse Books for Teens and Adults

Whether you've loved horses all your life, have just started becoming a fan of these great animals or have kids who have their sights set on being jockeys one day, we have a great book for you. We have horse racing books, incredible true stories about amazing horses and reference guides packed with all the information you need. We also have loads of books to help out teenage horse fans, with lots of instructions, tips and advice to get them from being a casual rider into an equestrian expert. Here are our best horse books for teens and adults.

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5 Great Horse Books for Adults:

1. Secretariat

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William Nack

This classic true story about Secretariat, one of the most famous racehorses in America, and Penny Chenery, his owner, is an incredible book for horse racing fans everywhere. Penny Chenery took on Meadow Stables after her father became ill and through hard work and the breeding of the brilliant Secretariat, Penny became the first woman to become a member of The Jockey Club. Inspiring and moving, this is a great book to help you fall in love with horses all over again.


2. The Complete Encyclopedia of Horse Racing

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Bill Mooney

Whether you're a long-time fan of horse racing or only recently discovered a love for the sport, you'll find loads of helpful information in this horse racing encyclopedia. With information covering all the most famous jockeys, trainers and horses, there are no questions left unanswered or information not given about this unusual sport. Plus, there is information about the sport off the racetrack with insights into scandals, gambling and media coverage as well.


3. BHS First Pony Manual

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Deborah Frowen

This is the perfect introductory guide for first-time pony owners. If you have a little jockey in your life who has managed to convince you to get a pony then there's a lot you need to know. Thankfully this comprehensive guide will help you with just that, starting with the very basics and covering all the key topics, including feeding, grooming, health and tuition.


4. The Majesty of the Horse

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Tamsin Pickeral

In this fascinating book, Tamsin Pickeral focuses on the beauty of horses. Featuring overviews of the most interesting breeds and tracing their evolution, this book is a unique look into one of the world's best-loved animals. Tamsin's expert insights are paired with Astrid Harrisson's stunning photography, making this book the perfect gift to horse fans everywhere.


5. Mr Darley's Arabian

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Christopher McGrath

Racing writer Christopher McGrath traces the history of Thomas Darley and his Arabian horse. Though Mr Darley's horse never ran a race, an extraordinary number of thoroughbreds are descended from him. Beginning in 1704, this book takes you through several generations of horse racing history. This brilliant true story is an interesting look at the history of the sport and is perfect for fans of horse racing and history.

5 Great Horse Books for Teens:

1. How to... Horse Riding

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Learning the basics is easy with this simple guide, packed with step-by-step instructions and photographs. Taking you from trotting to cantering to jumping to dressage, you can gradually gain the knowledge and understanding needed to become a confident horse rider.

2. Understanding Your Horse's Emotions

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Larry Bensusan

If you love horses, learning how to understand and interpret your horse's behaviour and emotions can be vital for working with them. In this book Larry Bensusan teaches you all the ways to understand how your horse is feeling, and how to recognise those emotions, including such insights as horses see negativity with their left eye first. Based on scientific research, this fascinating book will tell you everything you need to know about understanding your horse.


3. Horses of the World

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Elise Rousseau

Covering 570 breeds of domestic and wild horses, this fascinating reference book introduces you to a variety of horses of the world. This illustrated guide includes information on where the breeds originate from, anatomy, physiology, character and attributes. With 600 drawings and photographs, this book is perfect for getting an equestrian education.


4. The Horse-Lover's Encyclopedia

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Jessie Haas

This A to Z guide provides information on everything you need to know about horses. As its title suggests, this book is perfect for horse-lovers. 1,700 entries cover topics including breeds, horse care and riding styles. Perfect as an introduction to these incredible animals or as a reference guide to long-time horse lovers, this book is ideal for teen riders.


5. Braiding Manes and Tails

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Charni Lewis

If you want to learn how to make grooming more fun then check out this beautiful mane and tail braiding guide. With so many styles to choose from, you'll have plenty of looks to try, and includes all the information you need , including the tools you'll need and how to create a safe area to groom in. Make your horses look beautiful with this fun grooming guide.


To find more great books about horses, check out our full range of horse books.