Ponies, ponies, ponies


American  Horse Books Home

Gertrude Barlow Meyers

Gertrude Barlow Meyers (1902 - ?) wrote several children’s books - probably best known among them is her contribution to the Annette series, Annette, Mystery at Medicine Wheel. Her other horse books are in the Western ranch style.

Finding the books: both books are reasonably easy to find. The Blue Runner tends to be more expensive. Neither was published in the UK.

Links and sources

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

National Library of Congress

A review of The Blue Runner on the Pony Book Chronicles

Covers for some of her other books

Disney’s Annette


Westminster Press, Philadelphia, 1956, 208 pp

Bibliography - horse books only

Last of the Wild Stallions
Westminster Press, Philadelphia, 1949, 176 pp, illus Bill Wickham

Jeff and the other local ranchers gather together to catch all the wild horses in their area. Jeff hopes
that he will be able to make the colt he has called Sky High into a fine ranch horse, but then the horse
is stolen and used as a bucker in a rodeo.

The Blue Runner

Westminster Press, Philadelphia, 1960, 205 pp

Mike seeks out Matt Iliff to ask him for a job at the Pigeon Track Ranch. Mike is actually Matt’s son, but
decides to prove his worth as a trainer before he reveals all.

Annette: Mystery at the Medicine Wheel

Whitman Publishing, Wisconsin, 1964, 212 pp, illus Robert L. Jenney & Maxine McCaffrey

Part of the Annette series. Annette is on her way to her visit her Aunt and Uncle at the Circle
Y Ranch via bus. It doesn’t go to plan, as she and John Running, with whom she’s travelling,
are involved in a kidnapping.