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Peter Sahlins, 1668: The Year of the Animal in France (New York: Zone Books, 2017), selling at half price already at Amazon.com.
I am sure there are lots of such texts. Jack London's works come to mind, such as Call of the Wild, White Fang, Jerry of the Island, and Michael.
A useful place to start would possibly be with Stephen Caunce's book 'Amongst Farm Horses, The Horselads of East Yorkshire', published by Alan Sutton in 1991.
There are some nice first-hand accounts of what it was like to be a 'horselad'.