5 Amazing Equestrian Books to Get You Through Summer

Posted by Ashley McElmurry
beautiful girl lies on a grass against a horse

Brush up on your reading this summer!

What better to do this summer than read some of the best equestrian books out there. We've hand-selected some good reads that will fit nicely in your bag, on your coffee table, or even as a gift for your fellow equestrian lover. Whichever you choose, you will be getting an in-depth look at the different parts of the horse world.

For those into fashion and the whole spectacle of the races, there's a book that allows you to look at some of the world's most equestrian-influenced fashion pieces while also exploring the various styles that accompany the races. If you're looking for something a little bit more subtle and fulfilling, a book on understanding a horse might be the best place to start.

Take a look a some of our selections below and expand your library in no time at all.

1. How to Think Like a Horse: The Essential Handbook for Understanding Why Horses Do What They Do


This book explores what really goes on when a horse is looking at you. You will learn how and why they think the way they do, giving explanation of their behavior.

This book opens the door to explaining why certain smells and sounds appeal to your horse and what could possibly set them off.

The book will inevitably allow you to communicate with your horse better than before and it's only $1.99 on the Kindle, $45.67 for the hardcover, and $12.82 in paperback.

2. Equestrian Photography: Creating Beautiful Images of Horses and Their Humans


Here we have a book bound to photographic perfection. This book shows the intricacies of the art and technique of horse photography.

In this book, you will learn how to prep a horse and their owner for a photo session while also learning all of the details that come into play such as moods, location, lighting, and capturing the perfect moment. You will learn how to effectively interact with the subject while also getting to look at beautiful example images in the book.

Get yourself this amazing read for just $19.33 in paperback.

3. The Stylish Life: Equestrian


This fashionable book explores the spectacle of it all. It visits the equine and they equestrian and how they have captivated the world.

This book takes a look at horse racing, show-jumping, polo, and other horse disciplines. In one moment you can be looking at some of the most dolled up visitors at the races and in the next, you can admire the real-life action shots of these races.

This book explores so many different aspects and regions of the sport and it's only $46.60 for the hardcover.

4. Stables: Beautiful Paddocks, Horse Barns, and Tack Rooms


For some of us, the best part of the equestrian life is the beautiful stables. Some are notable for their exquisite designs while others lucked out on a location that does all of the talking.

From Santa Ynez Valley in California to Saratoga Springs in New York, this collection of some of the most divine equine homes is worth spending time on and the book is only $33.00.

5. Equine Beauty: A Study of Horses


This book takes a closer look at the elegant relationship between human and horse. This collection of inspiring images shows the horses close-up and displayed across a beautiful landscape.

This is another book that takes the photography of these beautiful creatures to the next level. It captures the realness and the intimacy of an animal we love so much.

Get a copy of this book for yourself or even make it a gift for just $35.57.

Expand your knowledge on the creatures we love and adore so much with these amazing books.

Do you have a favorite equestrian book? Tell us in the comments below!

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5 Amazing Equestrian Books to Get You Through Summer