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Henry V Larom

Henry V Larom (1903 - 1975) was a Wyoming based author, who wrote the Mountain Pony series about Andy and his horse Sunny. The series was set on a dude ranch in Wyoming. It was reprinted in its entirety as part of Grosset & Dunlap’s Famous Horse series.


There is a Henry V Larom Award for outstanding fiction and poetry which appears to be given by SUNY Rockland Community College.


Finding the books: none of the books were published in the UK. All are easy to find, and cheap, in the USA.


Links and sources

A little biographical information

Terri A. Wear: Horse Stories, an Annotated Bibliography, Scarecrow Press, 1987

Many thanks to Lisa Catz, Susan Bourgeau, Fiona Williams and Downtown Books, Milwaukee for the pictures and information.


Mountain Pony

Mountain Pony
Mountain Pony and the Pinto Colt

Mountain Pony and the Rodeo Mystery

Mountain Pony and the Elkhorn Mystery


Mountain Pony and the Pinto Colt

Whittlesey House, New York, 1947,
202 pp, illus Ross Santee

Grosset & Dunlap, Famous Horse Series

Scholastic, pb, (front and rear covers
shown)

“Andy’s sorrel horse Sunny and a pinto
colt are rustled off by Jake Somers to
be sold to the slaughterhouse, but by
swimming through a canyon river, Andy
is able to find out how the horses were stolen.”

Mountain Pony and the Rodeo Mystery

Whittlesey House, New York, 1949, 228 pp, illus Ross Santee

Grosset & Dunlap, Famous Horse Series


“When Andy’s pet horse Brownie is stolen because he is a natural bucker,
Andy and his horse Sunny track the stolen horse to a New York rodeo where
he tries to prove that the famous horse Slipstream is really his horse Brownie.”


Biblography - horse books only

Mountain Pony and the Elkhorn Mystery

Whittlesey House, New York, 1950, 222 pp, illus Ross Santee

Grosset & Dunlap, Famous Horse Series

Many thanks to Augustine Funnell Books for letting me use their scan of this book.


“When Andy checks on his new ranch, he finds signs that people have been there digging, so
with his horse Sunny and his dog Pocket, he tries to find out if the previous owner really did bury
his treasure there.”

Mountain Pony, a Story of the Wyoming Rockies

McGraw Hill, New York, 1946, 240 pp, illus Ross Santee  

Grosset & Dunlap,  Famous Horse Series

Scholastic, pb, 1980, cover Leo Summers,

Illus Robert Frankenburg


“Andy buys a mistreated sorrel horse from Randy
Garland, not realising that Garland is a sworn enemy
 of Andy’s Uncle Wes, the local game warden.”

Bronco Charlie, Rider of the Pony Express

Whittlesey, New York, 1951, 48 pp, illus Wesley Dennis



“Charlie Miller is allowed to fill in as a relief rider for the Pony Express from Sacramento to
Placerville and he hopes to become a permanent rider despite his youth.”

Ride Like an Indian!

Whittlesey, New York, 1958, 140 pp, illus Wesley Dennis

Many thanks to Downtown Books, Milwaukee, for letting me use their picture.


“Jerry is unhappy because he is stuck with the lazy old Appaloosa horse Applesauce at camp
until the Indian boy Sam tells him that the horse was once an Indian pony and will respond if
Jerry rides him like an Indian.”