From the usually dependable Glenn Balch comes what seems to this reader an over-sentimentalized sequel to Horse in Danger (1960, p. 919, J-369). King, the black stallion, is aging, a dejected shadow of his former self because a younger stallion has taken over his mares. The ranch children, Ben and Dixie, feel he is ""more than a horse"" and that his psyche must be healed. So young Ben imports some mares -- takes them to King's lonely retreat -- re-kindles his lust for life -- and brings him back to suzerainty once more when, despite a wounded leg, King defeats his successor. While the horse values are probably sound (one can scarcely argue with Balch here), the plot is unbalanced. It would be a stronger book were there other incidents of ranch life unconnected with King, and some sense of the children leading an indoor- as well as an outdoor- existence. Avid ranch fans and horse fanatics, unselective in their fare, may relish this endless gallop, but there are better horse stories (many of them by this author) for their consumption.