Born to Run
Gramps gets a good bargain on an apparently perfect bay mare for Lily, but because the horse is named Beware he suspects that there may be something wrong with her. Suggested for grades 3-5.
A horse in nineteenth-century England recounts his experiences with both good and bad masters. Suggested fro ages 9-12.
Young Alec Ramsay is shipwrecked on a desert island with a horse destined to play an important part in his life. Suggested for ages 9-14.
When the magical spyglass transports the three Chapman children to 1938 Maryland, they attend the race between two champion racehorses--War Admiral , the high-spirited favorite, and Seabiscuit, the western underdog. Suggested for ages 9-12.
Follows the adventures of the Arabian stallion brought to England to become one of the founding sires of the Thoroughbred breed and the mute Arab stable boy who tended him with loyalty and devotion all his life. Newbery winner. Suggested for ages 8-14.
A fourteen-year-old English girl wins a horse in a raffle, trains it, and rides it in the Grand National steeplechase.
Pam Munoz Ryan
After her overprotective grandmother has a stroke, Maya, an orphan, leaves her extremely restricted life in California to stay with her mother's family on a remote Wyoming ranch, where she discovers a love of horses and encounters a wild mare that her mother once rode. Suggested for ages 9-12.
"Did the rain really frighten Sparky at the race -- or was it something worse?" -- Amazon. Suggested for ages 9-12.
Dink, Josh, and Ruth Rose investigate the disappearance of a valuable racehorse that Dink's uncle and his friend, Forest Evans, have just bought and entered in a race at Saratoga. Suggested for ages 9-12.
Joey the horse recalls his experiences growing up on an English farm, his struggle for survival as a cavalry horse during World War I, and his reunion with his beloved master. Suggested for ages 9-12.