These are some of my favorite books that incorporate horse behavior, training philosophy, the spiritual and scientific aspects of interacting with animals and nature, fictional stories where horses are featured, and more.


Listen Like a Horse: Relationships Without Dominance – Kerri Lake

Chosen by a Horse – Susan Richards

The Man Who Listens to Horses – Monty Roberts

Sacred Spaces: Communion with the Horse through Science and Spirit – Dr. Susan Fay

Animals in Translation: Using the Mysteries of Autism to Decode Animal Behavior – Temple Grandin

Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants – Robin Wall Kimmerer

The Hidden Life of Trees: What they Feel, How they Communicate – Discoveries from a Secret World – Peter Wohlleben

The Final Forest: The Battle for the Last Great Trees of the Pacific Northwest – William Dietrich

Mindful Horsemanship: Daily Inspirations for Better Communications with Your Horse – Cheryl Kimball

Give Me Mountains for My Horses: Journeys of a Backcountry Horseman – Tom Reed

Think Harmony with Horses – Ray Hunt

The Horse Boy: A Father’s Quest to Heal His Son – Rupert Isaacson

How to be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals – Sy Montgomery

The Eighty-Dollar Champion: Snowman, The Horse That Inspired a Nation – Elizabeth Letts

A Girl and Five Brave Horses – Sonora Carver


Black Beauty – Anna Sewell

The Horse and His Boy – C.S. Lewis

The Tiger’s Daughter – K. Arsenault Rivera

The Scorpio Races – Maggie Stiefvater

The Hero and the Crown – Robin McKinley