Until recently, YA horse stories felt kind of old school and dated:
Then came ... The Scorpio Races. At first I was like: huh? A race with flesh-eating water horses? But I really enjoyed the book. Fantasy + horses = something that clearly works.
Now I see that in 2016 there are not one but two YA books that seem to involve horses. Titans features mechanical horses. Maybe a sort of steampunk horse race? Riders has something to do with the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Both sound intriguing.
How do you feel about horse books? Do you have any favorites?