Horse Books
Hold Your Horses! A Feedbag Full of Fact and Fable
By Milton Meltzer

An engaging romp through international cultures that chronicles the impact of horses on humans throughout history—and humans' impact on the horse.
HarperCollins, 1995. ISBN: 0060244771
 
Horse: The Essential Guide for Young Equestrians
By Rosie Stoddard

A fat, fun book that features pop-up elements to illustrate tips and facts about horse basics, riding, and showing.
Candlewick Press, 2008. ISBN: 0763635472
 
Horse Heroes: True Stories of Amazing Horses
By Kate Petty

Exciting stories of real horses such as Trigger, the famous Royal Lipizzaner Stallions, Red Rum, the steeds from the Pony Express, and more.
Dorling Kindersley, 1999. ISBN: 0789440016
 
Horse Song: The Naadam of Mongolia
By Ted and Betsy Lewin

A beautiful story from two Caldecott winners about the vibrant Mongolian horse festival, Naadam.
Lee and Low Books, 2008. ISBN: 1584302771
 
Horse Tales
Collected by June Crebbin; illustrated by Inga Moore

A group of beautifully-illustrated short stories from around the world. Includes abridged excerpts from Black Beauty, Misty of Chincoteague, and other famous tales.
Candlewick Press, 2005. ISBN: 0763626570
 
The Kingfisher Illustrated Horse & Pony Encyclopedia
By Sandy Ransford

Children with dreams of horsemanship can learn all about horse and pony care, riding lessons, safety, and more. The horse life cycle, domestication, and traits of different breeds are also covered.
Kingfisher, 2004. ISBN: 0753457814
 
Magic Hoofbeats: Horse Tales from Many Lands
Retold by Josepha Sherman; illustrated by Linda S. Wingerter

Adventuresome lore from India, Spain, Albania, and many other places where the horse has been treasured.
Barefoot Books, 2004. ISBN: 9781841480916
 
The Magic Horse of Han Gan
By Jiang Hong Chen

Inspired by the life of the Tang Dynasty painter Han Gan—and illustrated using his technique—this is the emotional, suspenseful story of a famous Chinese artist who paints a horse which comes to life and reluctantly goes to war.
Enchanted Lion Books, 2006. ISBN: 9781592700639
 
The Pony Express
Smithsonian Institution
By Darice Bailer; illustrated by Tom Antonishak

A child that visits the Smithsonian Institution's National Postal Museum is swept back in time to become a rider for the Pony Express.
Soundprints, 2003. ISBN: 1592490190
 
A Song for the Horse Nation: Horses in Native American Cultures
National Museum of the American Indian
Edited by George P. Horse Capture and Emil Her Many Horses

A compilation of photographs, artifacts, narrative, poems, and songs of Native American cultures to which horses were integral. The many images make it accessible to middle- and high-schoolers.
National Museum of the American Indian in association with Fulcrum Publishing, 2006. ISBN: 1555911129
 
Why Do Horses Neigh?
By Joan Holub

This book for young readers uses a question-and-answer format to highlight the traits and behavior of horses and their relationship to humans.
Dial Books for Young Readers, 2003. ISBN: 0803727704
 
Wild Horses: Black Hills Sanctuary
By Cris Peterson

Dramatic photographs illustrate a wildlife preserve in South Dakota where mustangs—feral descendants of domesticated horses—safely run free.
Boyds Mills Press, 2003. ISBN: 1563977451c
 

Also Recommended:

All Their Names Were Courage by Cris Peterson
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
Blind Beauty by K. M. Peyton
The Black Stallion series by Walter Farley
The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses by Paul Goble
Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry (and other Marguerite Henry titles)
My Friend Flicka by Mary O'Hara
The Perfect Distance by Kim Ablon Whitney