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    Well I'm moving to Costa Rica in 2 weeks.

    I have limited luggage and storage but I'll be there for at least 14 months, so I definitely want to bring along some reading. I decided to splurge and buy myself a Kindle since I don't speak enough Spanish for reading in Spanish to be fun/relaxing.

    Unfortunately, it looks like almost all of the "must read when I have time" horse books on my list are not available on Kindles. This makes me sad because that's most of what I read!

    So COTHers... what's on your Kindle?
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    Just wanted to say, GOOD FOR YOU for taking the plunge!!! Congratulations & be sure to keep us updated when you can - I bet you'll love it.

    I'm no use as far as horse books on kindle go. The ones on it are mostly trashy so I gave up . I do love mine, and it was definitely a worthwhile purchase when I was in Africa and then France. You could get English books in both places but at a price, so I was very glad for my kindle.
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    Oh boo. Ok.

    But I'm glad to hear you like it! I guess I'll just have to branch out a little.
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    There is a very teenagery, sort of truthful, but really addicting book about a daughter of a groom that is riding with a big trainer, hoping to make the Maclay! I can't remember the name but it is actually really good. Again, a little immature but good enough and horsey!
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    Off the top of the list
    http://www.amazon.com/Horse-of-Bells...keywords=horse
    (bought this one haven't read it i'll report back)
    There are the favorites:
    Black Beauty
    Black Stallion
    80 dollar champion
    http://www.amazon.com/Riding-Moment-...keywords=horse
    I really liked that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Belmont View Post
    There is a very teenagery, sort of truthful, but really addicting book about a daughter of a groom that is riding with a big trainer, hoping to make the Maclay! I can't remember the name but it is actually really good. Again, a little immature but good enough and horsey!
    You might be thinking of The Perfect Distance.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Event4Life View Post
    Just wanted to say, GOOD FOR YOU for taking the plunge!!! Congratulations & be sure to keep us updated when you can - I bet you'll love it.

    I'm no use as far as horse books on kindle go. The ones on it are mostly trashy so I gave up . I do love mine, and it was definitely a worthwhile purchase when I was in Africa and then France. You could get English books in both places but at a price, so I was very glad for my kindle.
    Janet Foy's book Dressage for the not so Perfect Horse, Mary Wanless Ride with your mind Essentials and Kreister Schwartz Moving Freely Forward are all available on Kindle. One fiction I enjoyed was The Bridle Path. Dick Francis's books are also available
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    http://www.amazon.com/RISK-Steve-Cli...ds=steve+cline

    If you like Dick Francis, check out Kit Ehrman's Steve Cline novels. This one is free.


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    I am ashamed to admit it, but I am addicted to the horrible A Circuit series by Georgina Bloomberg - I just bought the latest ON Friday night and read it before bed. They're really awful but somehow addicting!

    The Steve Cline novels by Kit Ehrman, and the Bev Patterson novels( _Jockeys and Jewels_ is the only one coming to mind, but there are like 4 of them) are fun and usually around $3.

    Mare's Nest by LEsley Kagen is pretty decent.

    (also, I could not get through _The Bridle Path_ that someone above rec'd!)

    Enjoy! I love my Kindle.



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    Here you go: http://www.amazon.com/Coal-Black-Hor.../dp/B004Z78XDA

    I loved this book! Its in my keeper section of my library. Husband is reading it now and he is enjoying it as well.



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    I like the Dressage Chronicles! http://www.amazon.com/The-Dressage-C...age+chronicles

    The rest of my Kindle library is decidedly non-horsey... other than Bev Patterson novels.
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    Bev Patterson Books...thoroughbreds and Trailer Trash
    Dark horse mysteries like Blood Stock by A.P. Hill
    Shed row by Dean M DeLuke
    Bogeys Final Gift by John Meeks

    Keeping the Peace by Hannah Hooton
    Jilly Coopers trashy novels
    Odds on Favorite Nottingham Downs by Mary Ann Myers

    Dark horse by J. Carson Black
    The cart before the corpse by Carolyn McSparren

    Hope these keep you busy Nd Lot were only $1
    Do get yourself aPrime membership a lot of very inexpensive books a lot to. Or row free and movies as well...and free Amazon shipping...yup I have read all the above all the Dick Francis and Kit E. books as well



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    scopio races was really good.
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    Bloodstock- can't remember the author. There are lots!!! tons of TB racing subject ones- I have really only looked in the mysteries and searched horse books. I was surprised. Have read 4 by Laura Crum- she a lady horse vet. Mysteries, not HJ or dressage really but horsey for sure. Bogey's Gift was pretty good. Another called Double Exposure- that one I really liked. Just seek and you will find!!



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    Quote Originally Posted by RolyPolyPony View Post
    I am ashamed to admit it, but I am addicted to the horrible A Circuit series by Georgina Bloomberg - I just bought the latest ON Friday night and read it before bed. They're really awful but somehow addicting!

    The Steve Cline novels by Kit Ehrman, and the Bev Patterson novels( _Jockeys and Jewels_ is the only one coming to mind, but there are like 4 of them) are fun and usually around $3.

    Mare's Nest by LEsley Kagen is pretty decent.

    (also, I could not get through _The Bridle Path_ that someone above rec'd!)

    Enjoy! I love my Kindle.
    LOL, that was me. I hated the Dressage Chronicles though. One of the best things about the Kindle is the DELETE function
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    Most of these are free:
    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...le+horse+books

    (But not all are about horses )

    Look up John Staples from Windermere Stables in Kansas. He flies over to go coach the Costa Rican eventing team several times a year - might be fun to audit!
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    Chosen by a Horse is a good book. Hot Blood is excellent, however I don't think its available on Kindle. Wild Ride (about Calumet Farms in Kentucky) is also excellent and is available. Just finished Mare's Nest which was ok-kind of frustrating and the narrator is a bit annoying, but its a quick read.



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    Half Broke Horses, by Jeanette Walls

    Boleto, by Alyson Hagy

    Color My Horse, by Bev Pettersen

    The Hearts of Horses, by Molly Gloss



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    A Stallion to Die For by Judith Stanton is good.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Superminion View Post
    I was going to mention this one. I'm not a DQ but even if you're not, you will still get stuff out of this. VERY good read.
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