The challenges this year are like none we’ve seen in modern times. As 2020 winds down, I hope you’re all filled with hope and optimism for this coming new year. These three books, I’ve found not only inspiring but encouraging that facing struggles and still overcoming the odds are possible. After you’re done mucking the stalls and hugging your horses, curl up with a hot cup of cocoa this holiday season and one of these terrific books! Peace, love, and best wishes! -Angelea

 This is the book we all need this year! Words of wisdom!
The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse by Charlie Mackesy
Experience the world of a curious boy, a greedy mole, a wary fox and a wise horse who find themselves together, in sometimes difficult terrain, sharing their greatest fears and biggest discoveries about vulnerability, kindness, hope, friendship and love. Order Hardback, Ebook, Audio, or CD

 Empowering horse girls everywhere, this amazing true story of Lata Brandisov is all inspiring.
Unbreakable : The Woman Who Defied the N azis in the World's Most Dangerous Horse Race by Richard Askwith
Born into privilege, Lata Brandisov spent much of her life in poverty. Modest and shy, she refused to accept the constraints society placed on her because of her gender. Instead, with quiet courage, she repeatedly achieved what others said was impossible and rose above scandal to became her nation's figurehead in its darkest hour. Then came retribution... Unbreakable is a story of endurance and defiance in an age of prejudice, fear, sexism, class hatred, and nationalism. Filled with eccentric aristocrats, socialite spies, daredevil jockeys--and a race so brutal that some consider merely taking part in it a sign of insanity-- Unbreakable brings to life a unique hero, and an unforgettable love affair between a woman and a horse. Order Your Copy

If you enjoyed The Chronicles of Narnia, you’ll love this book!
The Horse and His Boy by C. S. Lewis
The book is set in Narnia yet is a stand-along novel. On a desperate journey, two runaways meet and join forces. Though they are only looking to escape their harsh and narrow lives, they soon find themselves at the center of a terrible battle. It is a battle that will decide their fate and the fate of Narnia itself. Join a wild gallop for freedom in The Horse and His Boy, the third book in C. S. Lewis's classic fantasy series, which has captivated readers of all ages for over sixty years. Order Hardcover, Paperback, NOOK Book, Audio, & Others