Ponies, ponies, ponies
Edmund Gilligan (1899 -
Finding the book: the book is reasonably easy to find, and is generally not hideously expensive. It wasn’t published in the UK.
Links and sources
Dustjacket of Shoe the Wild Mare
Many thanks to Susan Bourgeau for her help with this section.
Shoe the Wild Mare
Knopf, New York,1956, 112 pp, illus Richard Bennett
Limerick, a stallion, has belonged to Daniel for 5 years, but when he is offered $2,000 by the
government in Halifax for Limerick, so he can improve the stock on Sable Island, Daniel accepts
the money because his family needs it desperately. Daniel has to accompany Limerick to the
island, but learns that he will die sooner or later, killed by the other stallions. Limerick is still shod,
and when his shoes have to be removed because that is why the wild mares reject him, Limerick
loses his best defence against his enemies.