Another in the ""First Book"" series (now numbering seven titles) -- and a very good addition it is. Certainly the most beautiful of the lot, with superb illustrations, factual and decorative by the gifted Pers Crowell. Starting with always interesting data on breaking in colts, the text goes on through the duties of the cow pony, rodeos, teaching ""manners"", riding lessons, horses used for games, racing horses, work horses and their special jobs, horses of early days and horses today, famous men and their horses. There is, perhaps, too much detail regarding horses of the past, and the interesting facts about gaits and types of horses and so on are confined into too brief space for the real horse enthusiast at this ""first book"" level. But every line of it will hold appeal, and the really eager small reader will demand more.