I just finished the Scorpio Races. It was very, very good as a selection from the young adult section. I stayed up late for two nights reading so it kept my attention! The horse parts were right on target - even if the horse parts were mostly made up of fantastical (is that even a word?) wild horses that come out of the sea. Don;t let that turn you off though - very good story and as I said the horse parts were great!
I am just finishing Alexandra Fuller's book about her parent's life in Africa. It's not all about horses but there is some great horse stuff in there. It's called Cocktails Under the Tree of Forgetting. So interesting.
My favorite novel recently is Molly Gloss' The Hearts of Horses. Even my husband cried at the end and he is a tough guy. (They were happy tears, BTW.)
I also love the Rita Mae Brown books- they can be a little cooky, but I love them. There are 5 in the "horse/hunt" series, and a much longer series that centers more around her cats/dogs, but horses are still in them.
No Kindle yet. I'm still sort of old school and want a book to hold with pages, but yet I secretly covet them.
Thanks for the suggestions. Keep them coming!!
The really great thing about e readers is their compactness. They are great for travel. Plus (at least with kindle) you can download the first chapter of a book for free and only buy the book if you like it. Amazon is open 24/7and some versions don't need even a WiFi connection to shop.
I just finished the 80 dollar champion one about Snowman and loved it. I also really like Crying with Cockroaches- but some of it will drive horse people crazy. Still a great book about adventure though.