There's lots of practical horse-and-showmanship in this story of Vicki, a thirteen-year-old with an unconditional love for...

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VICKI AND THE BLACK HORSE

There's lots of practical horse-and-showmanship in this story of Vicki, a thirteen-year-old with an unconditional love for Pat, a thoroughbred racer, whom she retrieves from a barbed wire fence. He is her father's horse, and she does odd jobs saving up to buy her own. The pony she does buy, only because he is scrawny and needs care, is Jesse whom she later sells, only to find that Pat, more attached to esse than they had guessed, is totally inconsolable. While the end of the book involves the search for Jesse, it has been preceded by a show, a gymkhana, a fair and a good deal about worming, grooming, riding, etc... Mr. Savitt's black and white drawings (he is a well known horse illustrator) not seen, but his story is competent, exuberant reading for any girl who is crazy-about-all-about horses.

Pub Date: Oct. 16, 1964

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Doubleday

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1964