Ponies, ponies, ponies
Hetty Burlingame Beatty
Hetty Burlingame Beatty (1907 -
"I have lived for two years in Italy, 1929 -
I am primarily interested in writing for children, but have become increasingly interested in adult non-
Finding the books: Blitz is very common; the other titles are a bit less so, but still readily available. I believe Trumper is back in print. None of the books were published in the UK.
Links and sources
Hetty Burlingame Beatty papers
Contemporary Authors. 28 October 2003. 30 June 2005.
Many thanks to Lisa Catz for the photographs.
Doubleday, New York, 1952
Bill makes friends with the little no-
learn how to work cattle and they show everyone how smart they are together.
Houghton Mifflin, New York, 1961, 118 pp, illus Joshua Tolford
“Blitz was trained to be a firehorse for the Drumlin Volunteer Fire Department,
but after a terrible accident, Blitz could no longer do heavy work and was sold.”
Houghton Mifflin, New York, 1963
General books, 2009
A review of Trumper on Pony Book Chronicles
Mark tries to train the family’s new horse Trumper to do the farm work of haying and hauling the
milk wagon so that he can enter the horse in the 4-
Rebel the Reluctant Racehorse
Houghton Mifflin Co, Boston, 1968, 30 pp, illus the author
“Rebel ran fast enough and jumped well enough to become a famous
racehorse, but too many things distracted him from racing.”
Houghton Mifflin Co, Boston, 1957, 37 pp, illus the author
“Danny tames the Wild One, but when he lets the other cowboys try to break the horse to
saddle, the Wild One bucks them all off.”
Little Wild Horse
Houghton Mifflin Co, Boston, 1949, illus the author
Peter wants a horse of his own so that he can help his father. When he watches a herd of
wild horses, he sees a little grey horse, and decides that’s the one for him.
Houghton Mifflin Co, Boston, 1961, 40 pp, illus the author
Judd and his family make friends with Teaser, an English moorland pony who teases
for tidbits, and they decide to take the pony back to America with them when they return
Houghton Mifflin Co, Boston, 1954, 26 pp, illus the author
Droopy is so stubborn he refuses to do anything he’s asked. He refuses to go swimming,
until the boy who asked him gets into difficulties. Then Droopy goes to the rescue, and is
never stubborn again.