Russell Seamore's great ambition was to own a colt of his own. On his family's farm in southeast Washington state, his old mare was about to foal. But Russell's responsibilities were magnified when the mare died- and he was given whole responsibility for the colt's raising. David Grew knows his background and writes authoritatively of his subject. He adds a fair measure of authentic adventure. A high spot of his story is a raging blizzard when boy and colt had as experience that helped launch Russell on his career. Good country life setting gives this regional values.