Resources for Parents, Educators and Horse Crazy Kids
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Some of our favorite movies about horses
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Books about horses
Museums and places to visit to learn more about horses
Be sure to check out all of the books published by The Equine Heritage Institute.
If you are looking for a book on a certain horse related topic, please contact us. We have lists of books on many topics that we can share with you.
Here are some of our favorite books that are sure to make you love horses as much as we do!
Happy Horsemanship: By Dorothy Henderson Pinch
This child’s guide to equitation is written from a horse’s point of view with charming, humorous illustrations.
The Black Stallion: By Walter Farley
Shipwrecked on an island together, an Arabian horse and a boy bond. Once rescued, they go on to win a match race against the top Thoroughbreds in the nation.
Seabiscuit: By Laura Hillenbrand
Modern day masterpiece about the small colt who became an American racing legend when the country needed him most.
Misty of Chincoteague: By Marguerite Henry
At the annual Pony Penning roundup, Misty becomes the beloved pet of two children and a beloved icon of horse loving children everywhere.
Justin Morgan Had a Horse: By Marguerite Henry
The story of the real figures of Justin Morgan and his bay stallion Figure, who lived in Vermont in the late eighteenth century.
Black Beauty: By Anna Sewell
Told straight from the horse’s mouth, Black Beauty’s tumultuous life in Victorian England. One of the first books to deal with the welfare of the horse.
Snowman: The True Story of a Champion: By Catherine Hapka
Snowman was an Amish plow horse bound for the meat market when Harry deLeyer, a Long Island riding instructor, spotted him at an auction. After making eye contact with the gentle giant deLeyer decided to purchase him for $80. At first, Snowman was just a horse that children rode during lessons, but when deLeyer sold him to a neighbor, the horse had other ideas. He would jump the high fences so he could return “home.” Harry then began training Snowman as a show jumper. Less than two years out of the plow fields, Snowman won the 1958 horse show jumping Triple Crown
Thoroughbred Racing Hall of Fame & Museum Aiken SC
American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and Museum Amarillo, TX
American Saddlebred Museum Lexington, KY
Appaloosa Museum Moscow, ID
Harness Racing Museum and Hall of Fame Goshen, NY
International Museum of the Horse Lexington, KY
Kentucky Derby Museum Louisville, KY
Kentucky Horse Park Lexington, KY
Museum of Polo and Hall of Fame Lake Worth, FL
National Museum of the Morgan Horse New Gloucester, ME
National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame Saratoga Springs, NY
National Sporting Library and Museum Middleburg, VA
National Steeplechase Museum Camden, SC
Pony Express National Museum St. Joseph, MO
Pro Rodeo Hall of Fame Colorado Springs, CO