The Horse Lover's Summer Reading List 2016

The warmer weather has finally arrived, school is almost out and most of us just want to RIDE ALL SUMMER! But, don't forget to make time for READING. Luckily for horse lovers, the list of wonderful horse books is endless! There are fantastic fictional books & series about horses that make our daydreams jump off the page, as well as hundreds of instructional books to guide us along the wonderful journey of riding, showing, grooming, and every other topic related to horses.

We've compiled a list of our favorite horse-related books, both fiction and instructional, and put them into two categories - Younger Riders and Teen/Adult Riders. What do you think of our list? Did you find a new book here you love? Do you have a favorite to share? Comment on the Verrill Farm Stable Facebook page to let us know! Happy Reading and of course Happy Riding!

Younger Riders

​Cherry Hill's Horse Care for Kids - by Cherry Hill
The Kingfisher Illustrated Horse and Pony Encyclopedia - by Sandy Ransford
The Black Stallion Series - by Walter Farley (A few of the best ones are The Black Stallion, The Black Stallion's Filly, and The Black Stallion's Blood Bay Colt.)
Misty of Chincoteague - by Marguerite Henry (The other books in the Misty series are also fantastic)
Horses of Oak Valley Ranch Series - by Jane Smiley


Teen/Adult Riders

​Centered Riding - by Sally Swift
How Good Riders Get Good - by Denny Emerson
Hunter Seat Equitation - by George Morris
The Eighty Dollar Champion - Snowman The Horse That Inspired a Nation - by Elizabeth Letts
Horse Heaven - by Jane Smiley