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Horses & Ponies

The Bible consistently equates the horse with power and fury. If you've ever watched a herd of mustangs run through the red Southwest dust, flanks glistening in sweat and rippling with exertion and freedom, tails and manes like battle standards lapping behind them, you'll know it's an apt comparison—few animals are as awe-inspiring or downright terrifying as untamed horses.

Yet the Scripture also points out that putting reins on a horse allows a man to control him, to lead the horse where he wants him to go. There's a mutual respect between horse and rider through which they can work together. It's the kind of relationship that helps us remember there's no virtue in worshipping God's creation, only in worshipping God.

Horses, after all, can be tamed. Mankind has been breaking horses since the dawn of time, riding them, using them to haul loads too big for people to carry, showing them off, putting them in circuses. They've been an integral element of the progress of civilization in the East and West, and humans owe many debts to the horse.

Not least of these debts is the horse's ability to help win wars. Whether horses were used to mount cavalry, pull chariots, cart supplies, or simply to run rampant on the battlefield, the number of battles they've determined is countless. They might be obsolete in modern warfare, but soldiers themselves are almost obsolete themselves these days.

There's a less ferocious aspect to horses as well. Horses can be gentle creatures, beloved companions and even pets, almost like dogs in their loyalty and docility toward their owners. Our selection is meant to celebrate all these aspects of horses, as well as to provide factual information. We hope you enjoy the books, and that your appreciation of one of God's noblest animals deepens and grows.

Review by C. Hollis Crossman
C. Hollis Crossman used to be a child. Now he is a husband and father, teaches adult Sunday school in his Presbyterian congregation, and likes weird stuff. He might be a mythical creature, but he's definitely not a centaur. Read more of his reviews here.

 

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Album of Horses
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from Aladdin Paperbacks
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in Animal Stories (Location: A06-03A)
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by Marguerite Henry
from Aladdin Paperbacks
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by Green, John
from Dover Publications
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Billy and Blaze
by C. W. Anderson
from Aladdin Paperbacks
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Billy and Blaze Set
by C. W. Anderson
from Simon and Schuster
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in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
Black Beauty
Classics for Young Readers
by Anna Sewell
from P&R Publishing
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in Animal Stories (Location: A06-03A)
Black Beauty
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by Anna Sewell
from Puffin Books
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in Animal Stories (Location: A06-03A)
Black Beauty
Sterling Classics
by Anna Sewell & Scott McKowen
Unabridged from Sterling Publishing Co.
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in Sterling Classics (Location: A04-04A)
Black Beauty - Coloring Book
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by John Green
from Dover Publications
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Black Gold
by Marguerite Henry
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for 4th-6th grade
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by Walter Farley
from Yearling
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Black Stallion #15
by Walter Farley
from Random House
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Black Stallion #5
by Walter Farley
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by Walter Farley
from Yearling
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Black Stallion Challenged
Black Stallion #17
by Walter Farley
from Random House
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in Animal Stories (Location: A06-03A)
Black Stallion Legend
Black Stallion #20
by Walter Farley
from Random House
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Black Stallion #13
by Walter Farley
from Yearling
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Black Stallion #9
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Black Stallion's Blood Bay Colt
Black Stallion #6
by Walter Farley
from Yearling
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in Animal Stories (Location: A06-03A)
Black Stallion's Courage
Black Stallion #12
by Walter Farley
from Yearling
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in Animal Stories (Location: A06-03A)
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Black Stallion #8
by Walter Farley
from Random House
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in Animal Stories (Location: A06-03A)
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by Walter Farley
from Random House
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Black Stallion #10
by Walter Farley
from Yearling
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in Animal Stories (Location: A06-03A)
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by C. W. Anderson
from Aladdin Paperbacks
for 1st-3rd grade
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Blaze and the Gray Spotted Pony
by C. W. Anderson
from Aladdin Paperbacks
for 1st-3rd grade
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by C. W. Anderson
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for 1st-3rd grade
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by C. W. Anderson
from Aladdin Paperbacks
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Blaze Shows the Way
by C. W. Anderson
from Aladdin Paperbacks
for 1st-3rd grade
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Brighty of the Grand Canyon
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by Ralph Moody
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by Marty Noble
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by Lee Ames
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by John Green
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for Preschool-2nd grade
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for 3rd-6th grade
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Great Racehorses - Coloring Book
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from Dover Publications
for 2nd-6th grade
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for 2nd-8th grade
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from Dover Publications
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