A good collection of stories, poems, pieces about horses, that should be not only a good gift item for the Christmas sales, but a steady seller for the variety of its inclusions. Each selection has a prefatory note as to the reasons why it was chosen, and there is no repetition nor lack of balance in the gathering of old, famous, classic pieces and new tales from new writers. The authors are old standbyes in equine lore, -- Surtees, Somerville and Ross, Gordon Grand, Will James, David Gray, Kipling, Lew Wallace; there are chapters from Isabel Rorick, Jessamyn West, John Steinbeck, Felix Salten, Dickens, Thackeray, Galsworthy, Hawthorne, Irving, poems from Chesterton, William Rose Benet, Shakespeare, Masefield, Yeats, Browning, Longfellow, Cowper, Frost and others. Double-column format keeps this from being overbulky, and a good type face keeps the pages open and pleasant reading. Good merchandise. Plus buy for teen agers.