THE HIGH METTLED RACER by Ernest Lowis

THE HIGH METTLED RACER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Both, A Sheep Dog, by the same author, won a good deal of favorable comment, and had fairly satisfactory sales. This book is much more limited in appeal. A story of a horse, bred of racers, trained for racing, and spoiled in his first big race by the handling ordered by his owner. The story is told in the first person, and follows his career, stressing throughout the narrow margin by which he missed success, through over-sensitiveness, and fears which made him avoid the appearance of danger. Sold -- renamed -- sold again as a hunter. Then more troubles, until he fell into the hands of the one owner he ever loved and learned the joys of the hunting field. The background is interesting to these technically interested in details of schooling -- although the phraseology and details are definitely English. The story is pretty thin.

Pub Date: April 9th, 1935
Publisher: Dutton