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The horse has been championed throughout history as a war machine, a means of transport, an adjunct to farming, a source of popular entertainment, and, finally, as a true friend and companion. So it's no surprise that writers throughout history have featured the horse prominently in their fiction. Here are 25 stories and 5 poems of equine fiction and literature, from Anna Sewell's Black Beauty to classic tales by Arthur Conan Doyle, Mark Twain, Jonathan Swift, and many others!

Included are:

Black Beauty, by Anna Sewell

The Man from Snowy River, by A. B. Paterson [poem]

Chu Chu, by Bret Harte

John G., by Katherine Mayo

Gulliver's Travels: A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnhnms, by Jonathan Swift

How the Old Horse Won the Bet, by Oliver Wendell Holmes [poem]

A Horse's Tale, by Mark Twain

The Talking Horse, by F. Anstey

Samuel Cowles and His Horse Royal, by Eugene Field

A Horseman in the Sky, by Ambrose Bierce

The Dun Horse, by George Bird Grinnell

The Enchanted Horse, by Amy Steedman

At Galway Races, by William Butler Yeats [poem]

A Ride with a Mad Horse in a Freight-Car, by W. H. H. Murray

Buying a Horse, by William Dean Howells

Skipper: Being the Biography of a Blue-Ribboner, by Sewell Ford

The Instinct of Animals: Horses, by Thomas Bingley

A Night Among the Horses, by Djuna Barnes

He Walked Around the Horses, by H. Beam Piper

The Horse of the Invisible, by William Hope Hodgson

Miles Keogh's Horse, by John Hay [poem]

The War Horse of Alexander, by Plutarch, edited by Andrew Lang

Heads and Tales: The Horse," edited by Adam White

Heart Bar Johnny, by Mary Wickizer Burgess

Lady Clare: The Story of a Horse, by Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen

Zadig: The Dog and the Horse, by Voltaire

My First Horse Surgery, by Mark E. Burgess

Silver Blaze, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The Ballad of the Drover, by Henry Lawson [poem]

Horse Latitudes: Return to the Country of the Houyhnhnms, by Robert Reginald

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