I can't believe I didn't read this book until a month ago! This was one of my favorite reads of the anthropomorphic books I read. I actually saw the Broadway production of "War Horse" (short clip of that on this page) at the Orpheum in Memphis. That made me really curious about the back story. Then the movie, "War Horse" was released, and I saw that too. However, neither of those have the ability to capture the feeling and horror Warrior faced in battle. I was unaware of the massive use of horses in World War I --the knowledge that most of those horses did not survive was heartbreaking.
This book is superb. The writer takes you right inside the thoughts of the horse. He becomes as real to you as someone you have known all your life. After reading the book, I also read about the real horse that this book was based on. It is written by the man who rode this magnificent animal into battle for four years.
When I was a girl, I wanted a horse very badly after reading "Black Beauty." Reading "War Horse" reawakened that want. Magnificent animals!