i bought a boatload of books from exclusively equine and havent gotten to them all yet but ANY of the books featuring one horse are good..i read spectacular bid first.. the book i just finished was "the kingmaker" how northern dancer founded a dynasty..great read
Just finished reading a book that I HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend. It's a memoir by Jana Harris, who is a university teacher and a writer, mostly poetry, and with her husband, also a university teacher bought a farm in Washington State to live her dream of raising horses, and it's also the story of her relationship with the mare she buys as her foundation mare. Wonderful, fascinating story.The name of the book is HORSES NEVER LIE ABOUT LOVE: THE HEARTWARMING STORY OF A REMARKABLE HORSE WHO CHANGED MY LIFE., 2011 by Jana Harris. It's an Atria Paperback, a division of Simon & Schuster. ISBN 978-1-4516-0585-3
I love the Golden Filly Series. I'd recommend it to everybody here.
I too as a child loved Black Beauty, My Friend Flicka, and National Velvet. The books I currently have are Barbaro, Seabiscuit (book and movie), Secretariat, and Born to Trot. Born to Trot is a beautiful story about a filly named Rosalind who became the first female to win the KY Derby of harness racing, the Hambletonian.I also have a video (there's no DVD of it that I know of) called The Jewels of the Triple Crown which has the stories of all 11 TC winners, actual footage, and narrated by the late Jim McKay.
The Byerley Turk looks very interesting, @Paniolo_Gal! Thanks for posting about it; it's definitely a book I want to read sometime.