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Top 8 books about horses

Horses have captured our imaginations, as children and adults, for centuries. Here are eight great reads about horses, both fiction and non-fiction, that will keep you entertained all summer long.

1. National Velvet, by Enid Bagnold

National Velvet, by Enid Bagnold, HarperCollins, 272 pp.

The classic tale, immortalized in the film starring Elizabeth Taylor, is a fun read for kids and adults alike. It tells the story of Velvet Brown, a 14-year-old girl who wins a horse in a raffle and trains it to compete in the Grand National, a dangerous steeplechase. Full of general horse knowledge, action, and a charming coming- of-age story, this book deserves a top place on your shelf.

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