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When I was ten, my best friend Charlotte, who was obsessed with horses, taught me how to play a horse game she had invented.
I had never actually been on a horse, and I don’t think I had ever even been close to a ‘real’ horse, but her enthusiasm rubbed off on me, and I joined in her game.
We created horse albums that summer and would spend hours coming up with names for them and recording details about them–and then our imaginary friends joined us in the backyard to be corralled and petted, groomed and ridden. This simple game stretched our imaginations and only required some notebook paper and pencils to create.
Is your child a horse lover like Charlotte? If so, then this list of the best horse books for kids is just for him or her! These titles are some of our absolute all-time favorites. If you want to explore this theme even more, scroll down for a free printable horse-themed activity pack. If your child wants to create a horse album of their own, we’ve created a fill-in sheet as part of the printable pack. Be sure to grab one below!
Free Printable Horse Activities
Click here or on the image below to download our free horse themed language arts activities for kids–includes library checklist, horse album activity, and decorated notebook page.
Our favorite horse books for kids
- Billy And Blaze
- If I Ran the Horse Show: All About Horses
- Robert the Rose Horse
- Fritz and the Beautiful Horses
- Midnight: A True Story of Loyalty in World War I
- The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses
- Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa
- Leroy Ninker Saddles Up: Tales from Deckawoo Drive
- Andi’s Pony Trouble (Circle C Beginnings 1)
- Andrea Carter and the Long Ride Home (Circle C Adventures 1)
- Horse Games & Puzzles
- Pony Scouts: At the Show
- The White Stallion
- Rosie’s Magic Horse
- Smoky the Cowhorse
- My Friend Flicka
- Black Beauty
- Justin Morgan Had a Horse
- Album of Horses
- The Horse and His Boy
- War Horse