SOME MORE HORSE TRADIN' by Ben K. Green

SOME MORE HORSE TRADIN'

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KIRKUS REVIEW

As we have said before -- Village Horse Doctor, West of the Pecos (1971), Wild Cow Tales (1969), Horse Tales (1967) -- Ben K. (""Doc"") Green tells mighty OK yarns about his personal experiences as a horse and mule dealer in the '20's and '30's and this is more of the same. Like how he was suckered into swappin' good horse stock for a flat-eared, over-the-hill mare by a passel of comely Vermont maidens. Or how, with the help of one Don Ricardo, he turned the tables on a rascal named Collins and ended up with 12 of the purest Andalusian horses in the New World. Or how once he made a sharp trade with an old watermelon hauler only to get stuck with a plumb blind mule. The style is colloquial, the central characters equestrian, the theme barter, the going good-natured. Say howdie, saddle up, and ride along with these 15 small sugar cubes which can only enhance Doc Green's standing as a raconteur with plenty of good ole common horse sense.

Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 1972
ISBN: 0803270925
Publisher: Knopf