Interested in reading about horses?

This blog is all about horse books which are available on Amazon, mainly as eBooks for your Kindle but there are also paper books as well. Each day, free eBooks are updated for that day - grab them quick (no limit on the number given away on the day it is free). If you don't have a Kindle but want a free Kindle reading app from Amazon, click the link below (yes, it is free). It only takes a few minutes to get one on your computer, laptop, Android, iPhone or iPad and allows you to access the million or so eBooks available on Amazon. All links on this blog are safe ones which will only take you to Amazon.



Please let your friends and forums know about this blog - the more books that can be given away, the more the authors are promoted, which is why they agree to make them free for a few days. (And if you don't have a Kindle... consider one - I bought one for me, one for my daughter and a third for my 75 year old mother, and I linked the accounts so that every book I buy or pick up for free can be put on any or all Kindles. All of us love our Kindles!)


Friday, March 30, 2012

FREE eBOOKS TODAY!

These eBooks are free to download today ...well, free at the time of writing - always check that the price is still $0.00 before downloading them in case they have gone off the free list in the meantime. I've missed a few days this past week - very busy here with horses and went up to Toowoomba Royal Show yesterday to watch some friends compete. Usually we take our horses but the entries have to be in months before the show, and I just seem to forget. Last time we took Duffy (Days Of Gold), he won quite a few firsts, four champions and three supremes - I think he was the only horse at the show to win three supremes, which was exciting for us. horse books, good horse books, best horse books, books about horses, secretariat, war horse, war horse the book, zane grey, dressage, books about dressage,
If you're new to this site, just look back over some past 'free eBooks today' posts to see how you get the books for free. books about reining, books about show jumping, war horse the movie, training horses riding dressage, learning about western pleasure, learning about reining, how to train a horse, horse riding,
Books that have something to do with horses... there just weren't any new ones today, sorry, so I'll put up some of the classics that are always free: Quarter Horse stallions, breeding horses, 

horse breeding, miniature horses, how to show a horse, teaching trick horses, pharlap 
Books that may have nothing to do with horses but they are free today and have good reviews (Lady Scandal, a regency romance, involves horses in that they pull the carriages and the men ride them... but I put it here, anyway - it only has two reviews on Kindle, but was one of the most popular regency romances as a paper book): Appaloosa stallions, breeding Appaloosas, breeding horses, 

how to ride a horse, learning about horses, books about horses, good horse books, Thoroughbreds, training a race horse,

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

FREE eBOOKS TODAY

Yes, these are free to download - just check that the price is still $0.00 in case they have gone off the free list during the day. Check some of the previous 'free books today' posts to see how to download them if you're new to the site.

Free eBooks that have something to do with horses (maybe just a horse on the cover):


Free eBooks that may have nothing to do with horses but they have good ratings:


Sunday, March 25, 2012

TODAY'S FREE eBOOKS

Here are some free eBooks to download today. If you're new to the site and aren't sure how to download the books, just read some of the previous 'free eBooks today' posts. Also, there are lots of great horse books for sale in various features, some of them are on special and many can be bought as paperbacks or hardbacks - new and second hand.

Free eBooks that have something to do with horses (maybe just a horse on the cover or the fact that horses pulled the wagons in the novel, Heartbreak Trail):

Free eBooks that have nothing to do with horses but they have good reviews:


Friday, March 23, 2012

SOME 'ESSENTIAL' HORSE BREEDING BOOKS & eBOOKS

Today's free eBooks are in the post below this one.


Here are some excellent books if you want to start breeding horses, or have already started and want to learn more, The Complete Book of Foaling is a fantastic book, priced at just under $20 for the eBook version and Horse Breeding is $14.99 as an eBook:

Or you can buy these print versions of books for your book, such as the Veterinary Guide to Horse Breeding which is currently on special for under $18.00 (it was $24.99), and there are used versions for under $10!  Some of these other excellent books are also on special - certainly 'essential reading' for people who are interested in breeding horses. Just watch the postage if you are in Australia, and be aware that the priority postage is very expensive, but the cheaper ones are great.





FREE eBOOKS TODAY

Yes, the eBooks in this post are totally free to download! The authors offer them free for a day or two as part of their promotions to increase sales - they hope to give away thousands of books and get some good reviews and star ratings in return if people like them (to be honest, some of the free books I've really enjoyed, some have only lasted a chapter or so before I deleted them... I'm very fussy about the quality of writing (I have a Masters in Education, and I'm an English teacher), so I do try to only have good books in my 'non-horse book' section each day, but the first section, with books that relate to horses in some way, may get some ordinary ones through as I'm usually desperate to find a few that have something to do with horses.

Just remember that most of the eBooks are free for a short time only, so check that the price is still $0.00 before downloading it, as some may come back to their full price during the day.  Since some books cost up to $24.95, the most expensive 'freebie' we've had here, it's worth checking that they are still $0.00... if you accidentally download one and find you had to pay for it because you forgot to check that it was still $0.00, no problem - just return it for a refund (Amazon allow you to do that).

The eBooks (or 'electronic books' or digital books) can be downloaded to your Kindle. If you don't have a Kindle, you can easily buy one from the links over on the right - I'm in Australia and I've bought three from Amazon and they arrive quickly and set up ready to use. If you don't want to buy a Kindle but still want to read, you can get a free Kindle reading app from the banner at the top of the page for your computer, laptop, iPad, iPhone, etc.

Please share this site with your friends on facebook and on forums - I do it for free but it feels good to see people access the site each day (at present, only about 100 people a day come here to download books and I hope that builds to thousands as surely people love getting something for free!) it helps the authors who are doing the free promotions and it's a way to promote reading and to allow people to build up big libraries of books about all sorts of things.

Also, look back over past posts to find features on books about dressage, reining, barrel racing, showing, children's horse books and gifts that relate to horses. I'm buying a lot through Amazon now - prices are great, they arrive quickly, and the range is fantastic... they are doing to retail what ebay did to auctions.

Free eBooks that have something to do with horses:


Free eBooks that may not have anything to do with horses, but they have great reviews:


Thursday, March 22, 2012

SOME BEST SELLING HORSE BOOKS

Today's free eBooks are in the post below this one.  Here's a quick look at some of the best selling horse books on Amazon - most are available as eBooks as well as paper, and there are some terrific bargains to be had if you buy a second hand edition of the paperbacks or hardbacks as their prices are a fraction of the new price.

Best sellers in the eBooks:


Best sellers in the paper versions of books:


TODAY'S FREE eBOOKS


It won't cost you a cent to download these today - they are free. Authors of eBooks on Amazon often promote their books by offering them for free for a day or two to pump up their 'sales' and get some good reviews and star ratings. Each day I have a look through the free lists to try and find any books that have anything to do with horses, and I also add a selection of non-horse books that look worth reading - they could be romance, mystery, cooking, children's eBooks or some other genre. Most days you'll find up to $100 worth of eBooks being given away here and there are no limits on them while they are free, so you can build up a life-time supply of quality free reading material by checking in here each day to find if there's anything that interests you. Some of the free ones here over past weeks have gone on to become best sellers so, although I have reservations about some of the books, there have been some beauties offered up.

If you don't have a Kindle, well, firstly you really should think about getting one as I loved mine so much I bought one for my 21 year old daughter and another for my 75 year old mother and they take theirs every where now (and any eBook I get for free or buy can be put on all three devices so we can all enjoy them without paying twice) and, secondly, if you don't want to spend the money to get a Kindle, you can get a free Kindle reading app from the banner at the top of the page which can go on your computer, laptop, iPhone, iPad, etc. All links on this blog - from the great shopping & Kindle links down the edge of the page and the bottom to all the book links I put up - go to Amazon which is a safe and secure place to shop. I'm in Australia and I buy from them all the time now (I've just bought some of the gorgeous bags and scarves mentioned in some of the 'horse related gift items' posts) - it's cheap and the items arrive quickly, though I do avoid 'priority post' as it is very expensive.

You can also go back over past posts (there's over 100) to find features on horse books (eBooks which you can download as well as paperbacks & hardbacks which you can buy and receive in the mail) for various disciplines and interests such as dressage, reining, barrel racing, racing, etc. and a few on 'most popular horse books ever'. A great way to ensure you find the perfect gift for yourself or a friend who likes horses.

Please let your friends and forums know about Good Horse Books - if they like horses and/or they like reading, they are going to appreciate being able to get hundreds of dollars worth of free eBooks every week.

These free eBooks have something to do with horses but I can't find any free ones that are actually about horses, so most of today's books are repeats that are still free - mind you, Dark Horse is a great read, as are some of the others, so if you are new to Good Horse Books you'll be happy:  



These free eBooks don't seem to have anything to do with horses but they have great reviews, so have a read of the description by clicking on the link, and if you like it, grab it while it's free:



Wednesday, March 21, 2012

FREE eBOOKS TODAY

These eBooks are free today. To learn about why they are free and how to download them, read some of the previous 'free eBooks' posts. I do recommend buying a Kindle for your eBooks as you can build up a library of over a thousand books on that one portable device that is so easy to read (easy on the eyes like print on paper, unlike computer screens or phone screens which are back-lit). If you don't have a Kindle and want one - the links on this page take you to Amazon and you can buy one safely that arrives set up for your account so you can start reading straight away. If you just want to read some of these books on your computer, iPhone, laptop, iPad, etc. you can download a free Kindle reading app from the banner at the top of the page.

These free eBooks have something to do with horses (maybe as little as a horse on the cover):


These free eBooks may not have anything to with horses, but they have great reviews and are well worth reading if you are interested in the genre or subject:


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

FREE eBOOKS TODAY (and a catch up)

These eBooks are free today.  Look at some previous 'free eBooks today' posts to find out why they're free, how to download them, etc.
I'm back after a fantastic weekend in Sydney that had nothing to do with horses - I think the only horsey comments passed were things like, "Oh, look, Leanne - you have horses on your scarf!"  After 36 years, our group of friends from school got back together in The Rocks in Sydney (where you'll find the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Opera House, the Botanic Gardens, the Art Gallery, etc. etc.) and despite our lives going in so many different directions since we sat in classrooms together at high school, we found exactly the same friendship and comfortable camaraderie that existed all those years ago. Although we had gone in so many different directions, we were just the same people as we were all those years ago. There was this strange 'wrinkle in time' effect going on - as though all the years we'd lived and experienced such different things meant nothing in the face of friendship... I guess it just proves that friendship exists outside the bounds of time and space.

Don't forget to have a look back over past posts this months and in previous months to find some of the best horse books (fiction and non-fiction) and features on dressage, reining, showing, racing, etc. etc.

But back to free eBooks.

These free ones have something to do with horses (maybe as little as a horse on the cover):


These free ones may have nothing to do with horses, but they have great reviews so might be worth getting since you can get them for free (and some of the free ones I've put up in the past have gone on to be best sellers... so you can get some good ones here):

Thursday, March 15, 2012

FREE BOOKS TODAY

Here are today's free eBooks.  I'm going to be away for the next few days as I have a school reunion in Sydney, so it will be Monday or Tuesday before I have time to update again. Mind you, some of the books in this and other 'free books' posts might still be free if you're chasing something new to read and, remember, the classics (like Pride and Prejudice, Black Beauty, Riders of the Purple Sage, etc) are ALWAYS free, you just have to find the free editions amongst all the editions that are available for $$$.


If you are new to Good Horse Books, just read over yesterday's Free eBooks post to learn how to download the books for free and why authors offer them for free.

eBooks that have something to do with horses (which may be as little as a horse on the cover):


eBooks that have nothing to do with horses, but they have great reviews:


Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Some great horse books for younger readers.

Today's free eBooks are in the post below this one.


Here are four of the most popular children's eBooks about horses - they are not free. They might also be available as paper books - I know Horses Of The Sun is so you can click on the links and check if any are also available as paperbacks, hardbacks or second hand. Prices start at $2.99 for Horses Of The Sun; the other books are $6.99 & $7.99 for the eBook versions:



Here are some of the most popular paper versions of books about horses which are suitable for teens and/or younger readers:



TODAY'S FREE eBOOKS

It won't cost you a cent to download these today - they are free. Authors of eBooks on Amazon often promote their books by offering them for free for a day or two to pump up their 'sales' and get some good reviews and star ratings. Each day I have a look through the free lists to try and find any books that have anything to do with horses, and I also add a selection of non-horse books that look worth reading - they could be romance, mystery, cooking, children's eBooks or some other genre. Most days you'll find up to $100 worth of eBooks being given away here and there are no limits on them while they are free, so you can build up a life-time supply of quality free reading material by checking in here each day to find if there's anything that interests you. Some of the free ones here over past weeks have gone on to become best sellers so, although I have reservations about some of the books, there have been some beauties offered up.

If you don't have a Kindle, well, firstly you really should think about getting one as I loved mine so much I bought one for my 21 year old daughter and another for my 75 year old mother and they take theirs every where now (and any eBook I get for free or buy can be put on all three devices so we can all enjoy them without paying twice) and, secondly, if you don't want to spend the money to get a Kindle, you can get a free Kindle reading app from the banner at the top of the page which can go on your computer, laptop, iPhone, iPad, etc. All links on this blog - from the great shopping & Kindle links down the edge of the page and the bottom to all the book links I put up - go to Amazon which is a safe and secure place to shop. I'm in Australia and I buy from them all the time now (I've just bought some of the gorgeous bags and scarves mentioned in some of the 'horse related gift items' posts) - it's cheap and the items arrive quickly, though I do avoid 'priority post' as it is very expensive.

You can also go back over past posts (there's over 100) to find features on horse books (eBooks which you can download as well as paperbacks & hardbacks which you can buy and receive in the mail) for various disciplines and interests such as dressage, reining, barrel racing, racing, etc. and a few on 'most popular horse books ever'. A great way to ensure you find the perfect gift for yourself or a friend who likes horses.

Please let your friends and forums know about Good Horse Books - if they like horses and/or they like reading, they are going to appreciate being able to get hundreds of dollars worth of free eBooks every week.

Books that have something to do with horses which might just be a horse on the cover or maybe there's a cowboy as a character as in Liar's Fire (and where there's a cowboy there has to be a horse somewhere, surely) as there aren't many books about horses available for free... and I refuse to put up a badly written book or one with incorrect advice/information just because it is free):



Books that might have nothing to do with horses but they have great reviews:




Tuesday, March 13, 2012

A selection of most the popular horse eBooks.

Today's free eBooks are in the post below this one! This is a selection of the most popular eBooks in store at the moment, with prices ranging from 99c (Why Relationship First Works) to $11.69 (Horses Never Lie):


March 13 - FREE eBOOKS TODAY!

These eBooks are free today.  Sorry I missed three days!!!  On Saturday we had a huge day cleaning up my aunt's house after she moved in here. We're doing up a cottage for her on our farm as she flatly refuses to go into aged care and, at almost 80 years of age, she cannot keep going up and down the huge flight of stairs at her old highset home.


Then, on Sunday, we had a dressage day - we took our nine year old Quarter Horse stallion, Days Of Gold over (photos below). My daughter Kate rides him - he's almost 16 hands but she's almost 6 feet tall so she makes him look a lot shorter. They did two preliminary tests against very large fields of Warmbloods, Thoroughbreds & other breeds (and only one other Quarter Horse that we know of - a very nice gelding owned by a friend) - I think there were about 30 in one test and 18 in the other, and under two different official judges, they scored 70% and just over 70%, giving them a second and a sixth, which was fantastic. Mind you, our boy has won five Australian National Quarter Horse Champions & five National Reserve Champions at Q7 & Q9 (with me riding) and Q10 (with Kate riding once she was old enough), in dressage, hacking and halter, and has over 20 other national champions, mostly with Kate, but this is his first move into open dressage, so we were delighted with him doing so well.
Days Of Gold & Kate, warming up at dressage, 11 March, 2012
Days Of Gold, 2012 - 9yo Quarter Horse stallion.



















Yesterday was just another mad rush all day. The gooseneck was booked in for its annual mechanical inspection at 8am so its registration can be renewed (it's only three years old so is in great condition, but has to be inspected annually anyway), then off to buy a whole new wardrobe of nice clothes & shoes for my aunt.

But I'm back on board today... and off I go to find the free eBooks for today!

Free eBooks that have something to do with horses... maybe just a character who rides a horse (there is a free book on 'horse colours and markings' but it has so much incorrect and outdated information, I will not put it here - if you have a question about equine colour genetics, just ask me - here in  a comment or email me, I'm tired of the old, incorrect information out there):


Free eBooks that have nothing to do with horses but they have great reviews so are well worth downloading for free (many of the free eBooks that I've featured in this section in the past have gone on to be the best sellers in Amazon, selling hundreds of thousands of copies, so it is well worth getting them while they are free).






Friday, March 9, 2012

SOME GREAT HORSE BOOKS TO BUY


'REAL BOOKS' TO BUY (not eBooks)
(Today's free eBooks are in the post below this)
Here are some paper books which you can order, which come in the mail, and which are made of paper (not eBooks, in other words). A few readers want to give some horse books as gifts, so here are some of the most popular. If you just want one for yourself to read, check out the second hand prices - they're in good condition but at a fraction of new price. Remember to check the postage costs and switch from 'priority' (expensive) to the slower mail, which is often about the same as local postage. I've bought books from Amazon in the U.S. (I'm in Australia) and the postage has been reasonable, and the items arrived promptly. This is a selection of some of the most popular horse books available in print form - great gift ideas if you know anyone who likes horses.

               

TODAY'S FREE eBOOKS

These eBooks are free today.  If you have a  Kindle, you can download & keep them for free, or you can download the free Kindle reading app from the banner at the top of the page to your computer, iPad, iPhone, laptop, etc. and then set about building a huge library of eBooks. We have at least seven or eight free ones featured here every day, and there are hundreds of horse books and eBooks  (not free ones)  listed here in features on dressage, reining, barrel racing, racing, showing, etc.

Books that have something to do with horses, maybe just a horse on the cover or a cowboy who rides a horse... it's hard to find free eBooks about horses, occasionally I find a beauty, but as they are only free for a day or two, you just have to keep checking back in to find them. These ones have been listed numerous times before - apologies if you already have them!:


Books that have nothing to do with horses, but they're free, so don't complain (and I do try to only list books that have great reviews - Children Of The Fog has 29 five star ratings... a chilling thriller about kidnapped children - sounds too tense for me but a great read,apparently):



Some children's books (non horsey) - a great way to improve the education of your children is to give them a Kindle, or download the free Kindle reading app, and build them a big library of books that they can read at any time. Some of the children's books in yesterday's post (below) might still be free - if you click on them, just check that the price is still $0.00.


Thursday, March 8, 2012

SOME FREE eBOOKS ADAM MIGHT LIKE FOR HIS iPOD

Today's free books are below this post, but this is an extra today for a young friend who has just received an iPod and is getting the Kindle reading app on it.

These eBooks are all free to download at the time of writing (just check the price is still $0.00 when you click on the book to go to its page on Amazon).



SOME GREAT HORSE RELATED GIFT IDEAS

Today's free eBooks are in the post below this one. My Laurel Burch scarves (see below) arrived last week and they are just gorgeous... I wanted to buy some more of her designs, so thought I'd bring up this whole collection of gift ideas from last month as I have some birthdays coming up and Amazon have such great gifts. I haven't put links up to any DVDs, though they have a terrific selection of horse DVDs to choose from, because it can be confusing when the U.S. have the region 1 format while Australians need region 4 format, so if you go shopping for DVDs, make sure you get the right format for your region.


Oh, I LOVE these Laurel Burch items... I bought some of the scarves... they are just beautiful. I bought the blue one and the green one as they are from the same supplier, and it cost me $55 Australian including the postage and they arrived in ten days.
  



Not Books... but how good are these?:
            

Good Horse Book ideas for all ages interested in horses: 
    

Good Horse Books - ideas for young readers and teens: