Horse Books for Kindergarten

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Add these horse books for kindergarten to your shelves to teach your kids about these beautiful animals.

Fill your book baskets with books about horses. This collection of easy reader books is perfect for horse lovers!

This list includes easy readers that you can read to your child or that your beginning reader can read on their own.

Horse Books for Kindergarten

Below, I’ve featured just a handful of easy reader books that will help your kindergarteners gain confidence in their reading skills as they read about horses.

You should be able to find them at your local library or bookstore. If you can’t find them locally, you can click each image cover to purchase them on Amazon.

All of the books featured below are under $5 making them perfect for homeschooling on a budget!

Barbie: Horse Show Champ (Step into Reading)Spirit Riding Free: Meet the PALs (Passport to Reading Level 1)National Geographic Readers: Ponies


Horse Show Champ – Barbie gets herself and her horse, Tawny, ready for a horse show. When it comes time to make the big jump, Tawny is afraid. With patience and kindness, Barbie coaxes Tawny to take the jump. Barbie’s youngest fans will want to saddle up and trot smartly into reading with Barbie!

Spirit Riding Free: Meet the PALs – Alongside their horses, Spirit, Chica Linda, and Boomerang, the PALs go on adventures while exploring their frontier town.

Ponies – Children will be captivated as they watch a brand new baby foal walk within minutes of being born then quickly turn into one of the most graceful animals on Earth.

Pal and Sal (Penguin Young Readers, Level 2)Spirit Riding Free: Lucky's Class Contest (Passport to Reading Level 2)Pony Scouts: Really Riding! (I Can Read Level 2)


Pal and Sal – Every day, Billy rides Pal to school. Then Pal waits alone, while Billy plays with his school friends. If only Pal had a friend, too?

Spirit Riding Free: Lucky’s Class Contest – The PALs are part of a school fundraiser! But when Lucky partners with Maricela for the fundraiser instead of Pru and Abigail, their competitive streaks come out and test their friendship.

Pony Scouts: Really Riding! – With a riding lesson and a sleepover all planned out, the Pony Scouts couldn’t be any happier . . . until they discover a big surprise!

DK Readers L0: Ponies and Horses (DK Readers Pre-Level 1)Ripley Readers LEVEL 2 HorsesBramble and Maggie: Horse Meets Girl (Candlewick Sparks)


Ponies and HorsesPonies and Horses introduces the very youngest readers to the exciting world of ponies, horses, and the people who ride and care for them.

Horses – Did you know that horses can get a sunburn? With stunning photography and fun, easy-to-read writing, this Level 2 book covers everything from what horses like to eat to how they sleep. It’s all true and unbelievable!

Bramble and Maggie: Horse Meets Girl – Maggie wants a pony to ride and take care of, and to prepare she’s been reading a big book on horse care. Meanwhile, Bramble is bored with giving riding lessons and walking in circles. She’s looking for just the right person to take her away from her routine. Is it a perfect match? 

Pony Scouts: Pony Crazy (I Can Read Level 2)Pony Scouts: Runaway Ponies! (I Can Read Level 2)Spirit Riding Free: Spring Beginnings (Passport to Reading Level 2)


Pony Scouts: Pony Crazy – Meg has pony books, pony toys, and pony clothes. And on her first day at a new school, Meg meets two girls who are as pony crazy as she is!

Pony Scouts: Runaway Ponies! – The Pony Scouts are having a sleepover at Jill’s house! They get to tend to the ponies day and night. But when one of the girls forgets to latch a stall, it’s the Scouts to the rescue!

Spirit Riding Free: Spring Beginnings – The PALs are excited when they are invited to a fancy ball being held in honor of the Governor’s visit to town. But the girls’ plans for the ball are derailed when they find out a member of Spirit’s herd is having a baby and needs their help. Will the PALs be able to save the day and their night?

I Can Be a Horse Rider (Barbie) (Step into Reading)Pony Scouts: Back in the Saddle (I Can Read Level 2)Paddywack (Step into Reading)


I Can Be a Horse Rider – Barbie has learned all about being a pet vet, a ballerina, a teacher—and now she can be a horse rider, too! 

Pony Scouts: Back in the Saddle – Annie can’t wait to see her again. But when Annie accidentally loses her balance during her riding lesson, she has to decide: can she pick herself up and try again, or will her dream of one day riding have to be forgotten?

Paddywack – Paddywack is a petite nine hands high, and every pony inch is packed full of spunk. It hasn’t been easy, but he now has his rider, Jane, well trained. He’ll trot. He’ll canter. He’ll jump the jumps. He’s a perfect pony . . . when she gives him treats. But on the day of the big horse show, Jane is so nervous she forgets his treats. Will Paddywack dig in his hooves? Or can he rise to the occasion?

Which of these books about horses will you read first?

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