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    Default Horse books (fiction)

    Anyone have suggestions for good horse novels and fiction? PM me!



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    I really enjoy all of Jane Smiley's books. (I don't care what her personal opinions are, thats not relevant).

    Overall though I've found very little horses fiction that I actually enjoy, most of its just trash with horses thrown in to sell books.

    I have to say though I've been re-reading the Margret Henry books to my son (Yes, he's only 1 but he really enjoys being read to) and have enjoyed them more then I even remember.
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    Polo and Riders by Jilly Cooper
    "look deep into his pedigree. Look for the name of a one-of-a-kind horse who lends to his kin a fierce tenacity, a will of iron, a look of eagles. Look & know that Slew is still very much with us."



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    I've been reading "The Hearts of Horses" by Molly Gloss, and really like her writing style so far.
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    Horse Heaven.
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    I like Jenny Pitman books. Last month read all her Jan Hardy series, very good for easy reading.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kim View Post
    Horse Heaven.
    Jane Smiley.

    1000 acres, not horsey, is also fantastic!
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    Agapanthas Tango, for a more mature audience

    Dancer or Moonlight Sonata by Shelley Petersen for a tween/teen audience
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    Dark Horse
    Alibi Man

    both by Tami Hoag are awesome.



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    I just finished Flying Changes and really liked it!



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    I am rereading Riders for like the 5th time. I will get the other book by Jilly Cooper when I can find it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by JollyBadger View Post
    I've been reading "The Hearts of Horses" by Molly Gloss, and really like her writing style so far.
    I second that. Historical fiction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AnnaCrew View Post
    I like Jenny Pitman books. Last month read all her Jan Hardy series, very good for easy reading.
    I really like Jenny Pitman too. Good reads, and clearly she knows what she is writing about!

    I finished French Relations by Fiona Walker and found it ok, way too long, and now I am reading the next one in the series, Well Groomed. They are loosely set in eventing world.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zugabe View Post
    I just finished Flying Changes and really liked it!
    Sorry but that was, for me, the stupidest book with the most unlikeable characters, and the sequel was even worse. Yeah, moody teen gets on horse she's never seen, a middle level eventers, and has an instant rapport and does Grand Prix movements on it. Riiiiiight. The she screws up an 3-day, and within weeks wins a Grand Prix jumper class. Uh=huh. Fantasy is fine, but really.....



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    Any Dick Francis books - (the earlier ones are my favorites).

    Sweet William by John Hawkes.



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    Quote Originally Posted by AppendixQHLover View Post
    I am rereading Riders for like the 5th time. I will get the other book by Jilly Cooper when I can find it.
    I am rereading Rivals for about the 5th time! I can't find Riders or Polo and can only assume I let someone "borrow" them. Will need to go buy them again. I love all of her books!
    "look deep into his pedigree. Look for the name of a one-of-a-kind horse who lends to his kin a fierce tenacity, a will of iron, a look of eagles. Look & know that Slew is still very much with us."



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    Romance, paperback, easy reading category:
    Light of the Moon, by Luanne Rice



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    Quote Originally Posted by Pirateer View Post
    Dark Horse
    Alibi Man

    both by Tami Hoag are awesome.
    I was gonna suggest these.

    And In Service to the Horse: Chronicles of a Labor of Love. It's not fiction, but it's a fantastic read.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cardicorgi View Post
    Any Dick Francis books - (the earlier ones are my favorites).
    I've been able to pick up lots of his books for super cheap (in hardback) when they go in the sale bin at the book store. I would say they are good beach reads as I know I've read each one I own but couldn't tell you a thing about any of them :\.
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