Yep. wasn’t really recommending the books themselves, sorry, that was a bit of an off topic tangent on my part. (couldn’t help it entirely, saw people talking about Hunter Seat Equitation and was just like, “I mean it was okaaaaaay but am I the only equestrian who thinks that book got overrated for a while there?”)
Horse Girl though - totally awesome if anyone needs a good fiction book.
Sadly again, coming up short on non-fiction. Most of the non-fiction horse books I had or read growing up (late 20s, so late '90s and early-to-mid '00s) were like, kid friendly reference books of breeds and tack.
I do recall gladly consuming issue after issue of Horse Illustrated when I was 13, 14, 15-ish. But the little I’ve seen of it in recent years I think it’s taken a nosedive in quality. I want to say they used to have a more kid-friendly magazine too, but I can’t think of the name now and I’d be surprised if it still exists. I’m not even sure when I last saw a copy of Horse Illustrated in a Tractor Supply/Rural King.