Horse E-Books for Kindle and Nook

by Kristin Berkery

Groupon: Get the Best Deal in Your City Today!If you’re one of the millions who received a Nook or Kindle for Christmas, you’re probably looking for books to load on it. Because the world of e-books is still new, it can take some digging to find your favorite titles in your e-reader’s format. It can also be frustrating that some e-books cost just as much as their physical copies.

I suspect that in a few years, with the help of the free market, e-books will evolve and become more widely available, much more affordable, and more universally adapted to all e-readers. Until then, here are some suggestions for the best horse books available in e-book format and how to find free horse e-books.

War Horse for Kindle | for Nook
by Michael Morpurgo
The juvenile book from 1982 has been turned into a successful stage production and a blockbuster Steven Spielberg flick.

Black Beauty FREE for Kindle | for Nook
by Anna Sewell
The classic story told from the perspective of the horse, first published in 1877.

The Black Stallion for Kindle | for Nook
by Walter Farley
The adventure story of a boy and his horse that sparked the series of Black Stallion books, movies, and even a dinner theater show in Florida. (See Horses Places to Visit the Next Time You Travel to find out about the dinner theater.)

The Island Stallion
for Kindle | for Nook
by Walter Farley
Another good Walter Farley story, this time about a wild chestnut stallion on a remote island.

Horses & Heartbeats
for Kindle | for Nook
by Polly Thompson
A fictional story that’s suitable for adults, teens, or tweens.

Beautiful Jim Key for Kindle | for Nook
by Mim Eichler Rivas
The true story of a trained horse and his ex-slave owner who traveled the country performing tricks and promoting humane treatment of animals in the early 1900s.

Considering the Horse: Tales of Problems Solved and Lessons Learned for Kindle | for Nook
by Mark Rashid
Anecdotes from a horse trainer who specializes in resolving horses’ behavioral problems with gentle handling.

Beyond the Homestretch
for Kindle | for Nook
by Lynn Reardon
The memoir of a woman who left the city to start a horse rescue operation that takes in retired Thoroughbreds and finds them new homes.

Why Do Horses Sleep Standing Up?
for Kindle | for Nook
by Audrey Pavia, Marty Becker, DVM, Gina Spadafori, Teresa Becker
A great resource for young readers who are just beginning to learn about horses.

Ruffian: Burning from the Start
for Kindle | for Nook
by Jane Schwartz
The biography of the amazing Ruffian and her sad demise.

Whispering Back for Kindle
by Adam Goodfellow and Nicole Golding
The story of a horse-loving couple in England whose lives are changed when they meet Monty Roberts.

The Art of Horsemanship for Kindle | FREE for Nook
by Xenophon
Written around 350 BC by Xenophon, this text still remains a reference for modern riders and trainers.

Gunner: Hurricane Horse for Kindle | for Nook
by Judy Andrekson
The story of a World Champion Paint Horse who survives Hurricane Katrina with the help of his devoted owner.

The Soul of a Horse Blogged for Kindle | for Nook
by Joe Camp
Engaging stories from an animal lover dedicated to using humane methods of working with horses.

Seabiscuit for Kindle | for Nook
by Laura Hillenbrand
Laura Hillenbrand’s classic biography of the ‘Biscuit.

If you’ve found free or low-cost e-books about horses that are worth reading, share your suggestions in the comments below.

About Kristin Berkery

Kristin is a freelance graphic designer and writer in Sacramento, California, with a life-long passion for horses. She designs websites and marketing materials for businesses. In her spare time she's active with her daughter and son. See Kristin's online portfolio and LinkedIn profile.

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