Fourteen-year-old Conal, an Irish immigrant, looks forward to his life on a Texas ranch. There, he not only will be able to implement his knowledge of horse training, a knowledge acquired in Ireland, but he also will be able to augment his family's income. Conal meets with sceptical resistance on the ranch until he proves that by humane treatment the most savage horse can be managed. Based on a true analysis of nineteenth century trends in horse training, this colorful story should appeal, primarily, to readers with an interest in animals, and particularly in the training and care of horses. Beulah Karney writes with sympathy of the Irish temperament.