Ponies, ponies, ponies
Russell Gordon Carter
Shaggy, the Horse from Wyoming
Sutton House Ltd, Los Angeles, 1935, 152 pp, illus E R Bradley
Houghton Mifflin Co, Boston MA, 1939, 151 pp
Gordon is an American soldier serving on the front in 1918. He is separated from his sorrel
horse Shaggy when the horse gets mange. Before he returns to America, he vows that he
will find the horse.
Russell Gordon Carter (1892 -
Once he returned from the War, he worked at The Youth’s Companion until 1926, after which he earned his living as a freelance writer. His book Three Points of Honour won a $4,000 prize from Little, Brown Publishing Co and Boys' Life Magazine. Scout novels were one of his specialities, and he also wrote the 12 book Patriot Lad series.
Finding the book: the book is easy to find in the USA. It was not printed in the UK.
Links and sources
Terri A. Wear: Horse Stories, an Annotated Bibliography, Scarecrow Press, 1987
Catherine C Fullerton’s website about her father, Russell Gordon Carter
Many thanks to Alison MacCallum for the photograph.