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Some books below may be eBooks or audiobooks. Get help with downloadable books or ask a librarian or parent for help.


Fiction Books


Nonfiction Books

Did You Know?

The world’s tallest horse is Big Jake, who is 82.75” tall – almost seven feet!


Horse Word Search
See how many words you cand find.

Bridle Vocabulary and Match Game, and Saddle Vocabulary and Match Game, from the International Museum of the Horse in Lexington, Kentucky
Learn the parts of the bridle and saddle, then test your knowledge with the games.


Black Beauty [DVD]
Black Beauty tells his own story of luxury, hardship and everything in between. Both of these versions are based on the book by Anna Sewell, listed under Fiction on this page.

The Black Stallion [DVD]
When young Alec Ramsay and a wild stallion are cast adrift after a ship-wreck, they help each other survive on a deserted island. Read the book, shown in our booklist.

Horse [DVD]
From DK Eyewitness, this short movie explores the history and varieties of horses, and the links between horses and humankind.

Ride a Wild Pony [DVD and eVideo]
The wild pony can make a big difference to two different kids, but only one can have him: a boy who needs a way to school, and a girl who cannot walk.

Spirit, Stallion of the Cimarron [DVD or Blu-ray]
The animated story of Spirit, a mustang stallion struggling to remain free in the old West.

Web Links

Horse Breeds of the World from the International Museum of the Horse
Brief descriptions, many with illustrations, of 27 breeds.

Breeds and Types of Horse from Equiworld Horse Magazine
With photos and information, this covers many, many breeds, and includes ponies, too!

Przewalski’ds Horse
Learn about the nearly extinct breed, on this page from the Cincinnati Zoo, and watch a video about it!

The Dayton Horse Show
The annual summer horse show for 2018-2019 will be in Springfield, Ohio. Their web page describes it as a "not-for-profit horse show showcasing the American Saddlebred and Hackney Ponies along with Morgans and Friesians."

Montgomery County 4-H Program
This is a not for profit, non-formal educational, youth development program offered to individuals age 5 and in kindergarten to age 19… helping kids "learn by doing" through hands-on activities.” They have a Horse Program, which you can explore by clicking on the link on the left side of their page.

Therapeutic Riding Institute
This nonprofit organization helps kids with disabilities interact with therapy horses, including learning to ride.