Books for children who love ponies

Written by Hannah Ingham


Posted on April 28 2023

 Are you looking for the perfect gift for a pony loving child? Or does your pony obsessed little one want to be surrounded by the stables 24/7? Don't fret we've got you. This is a short list of some of our favourite books for children who love ponies. For a long list for all ages from 1 years to 12 years old check out our book corner. 

 Barney the Horse – Michael   Morpurgo

 From Michael Morpurgo, co-   founder of the   charity Farms for   City Children, and   illustrated  by   Guy Parker-Rees, this   charming   story collection for young   readers   celebrates the   countryside and how its   landscape and animals can   leave an   impression on a child's   heart forever.

 Full of friendship and   adventure,  this   charming story   collection is perfect for   reading together and celebrates how   the   countryside and its animals   can forever leave   an impression   on a child's heart. Join in the   daring rescue of a lost lamb,   meet a boy who   saves a family   of swallows, and discover how Barney the horse forever changes the life of the girl who looks after him.

Milly the Brave goes show jumping – Annie Dingley

This book explores the subject of bravery and includes an activity page for you to engage your child in what bravery really is and the feelings associated with stepping out of your comfort zone!

Rory, Indy and Milly are three horsey best friends who go on adventures together!

Today see them going head-to-head at a show jumping competition!


Sugarplum and the Unicorn - Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks

Follow the adventures of Sugarlump, the rocking horse and a magical unicorn in this delightful rhyming story from the stellar picture book partnership of Julia Donaldson and Lydia Monks, creators of What the Ladybird Heard. When Sugarlump, the rocking horse, longs to see the world, a magical unicorn with a silver horn and sparkling blue eyes grants his wish and turns him into a real horse. But after trotting around the farm, galloping around a racetrack and even dancing at the circus, Sugarlump learns to be careful what he wishes for.


Why can't horses   burp? – Dr Nick   Crompton

  Why do horses wear   shoes? How do horses     'speak'? And why can't   horses burp?   Answering  twenty   curious questions   about the   equine   species, this book is a   charming blend   of   zoology, history and   popular culture that   celebrates why horses   have been such   beloved  companions   for  centuries.   Featuring   many   different horse breeds,   readers will   discover   what's so unique about   a horse's body   and behaviour and why they deserve to be well   cared for.



The racehorse who wouldn't gallop – Claire Balding

Charlie Bass is a horse-mad ten-year-old who dreams of owning her pony. So when she accidentally manages to buy a racehorse, Charlie is thrilled.

The horse she buys, Noble Warrior, looks strong, fit and healthy. There's just one problem - he won't gallop. In fact, he won't even leave his stable without his best friend, a naughty palomino pony called Percy.

Charlie is convinced that Noble Warrior has what it takes to be a champion. But can she prove it? Derby Day is fast approaching, and only a win can save the family farm from being repossessed.

The stakes couldn't be higher for the Basses. Can Charlie turn her chaotic family into a top training team? Can Noble Warrior overcome his nerves? Will Percy the Pony ever stop farting?