Ponies, ponies, ponies
Matt Armstrong was a Canadian writer. As far as I am aware, he wrote just the one book. He also contributed a short story to Teenage Horse Stories, which is probably an extract from Turtle River Filly. Illinois Ideals gives the book the following rather scathing review:
“A trite horse story in which a high-
If anyone can add any more detail (perhaps you read it and liked it) or any biographical detail on the author, I’d be delighted to hear from you.
Finding the book: difficult to find, and can be expensive. It was not published in the UK.
Many thanks to Lisa Catz and Fiona Williams for the photographs.
Turtle River Filly
Doubleday, New York, 1950, 213 pp, illus Charles Banks Wilson
Ramey dreams about having a trotting horse of his own: black, with white socks. He finds a filly who
matches his dreams, but she is to be sold at auction. Ramey decides he has to have her, even
though she is in theory too small to be a trotter.
Teenage Horse Stories
Lantern Press, 1964, 1969
Reprinted as Horse Stories
Contributed a short story: A Filly Owns A Fella -