Ponies, ponies, ponies
Clarence Hawkes (1869 -
He wrote five horse books, and many other animal titles.
Finding the books: all of the books are reasonably easy to find, and, unless you want a pristine first edition, generally reasonably priced.
Links and sources
Terri A. Wear: Horse Stories, an Annotated Bibliography, Scarecrow Press, 1987
Biographical information, Time
James A Freeman: Clarence Hawkes: American’s Blind Naturalist and the World He lived In (White River Press, 2009)
Many thanks to Susan Bourgeau, Alison and Lisa Catz for all their help with this section.
Roany, the Horse Who Smelled Smoke
Milton Bradley, Springfield, Mass, 1935, 251 pp, illus Griswold Tyng
“Hal is given a roan colt for his 14th birthday, and in their years together, they serve in Cuba
in the war, and as forest rangers in Montana after the National Forest Service program is started.”
Dapples of the Circus: the Story of a Shetland Pony
and a Boy
Lothrop, Lee & Shepard, Boston, 1923, 230 pp,
illus L J Bridgman
“The story opens on the island of Shetland and follows the
pony, Dapples, through his later career with the Great
American Circus and the many adventures that come to
him and his devoted young master, "Freckles."
Pal o’mine, King of the Turf
Milton Bradley, Springfield, Mass,1925, 228 pp, illus Charles Livingston Bull
“Halsey is given the chestnut colt Pal o’mine for bravely rescuing his cousin Peggy and the
horse proves himself over the years on the racetrack and as a military horse in the Civil War.”
Patches, a Wyoming Cow Pony
Milton Bradley, Springfield, Mass, 1928, 268 pp, illus Griswold Tyng
“Larry is taught to ride at his uncle’s ranch and is given the pinto Patches to be his mount
in cattle roundups, polo matches and horse races.”
Piebald, King of the Bronchos
George W Jacobs & Co, Philadelphia, 1912, 287 pp, illus Charles Copeland
Reprinted several times. The edition pictured dates from 1923.