Helen Oakley wrote four horse books, as far as I know. I am very short of biographical information on this author, so if anyone can supply anything I would be very grateful.
Finding the books:all the books are reasonably easy to find. None were published in the UK.
Links and sources
Terri A. Wear: Horse Stories, an Annotated Bibliography, Scarecrow Press, 1987
The Horse on the Hill
Knopf, New York, 1957, 247 pp, illus Ursula Koering
“The big red horse is returned to his owner when Midge finds him in their upper pasture, but the horse keeps returning to the pasture until his owner decides to let him stay there and lets Midge help exercise him for the upcoming horse show.”
The Ranch by the Sea
Knopf, New York, 1959, 209 pp, illus Charles Geer
“When Mr Crabbe leases his seashore land to a family offering pony rides and riding lessons, the summer people are opposed to any horses on the beach, but Marty helps the summer people and Mr Crabbe resolve their long standing feud.”
The Enchanter‘s Wheel W W Norton & Company, Inc, New York, 1962, 181 pp, illus Charles Geer Young Readers’ Press, New York, 1966
Bess is spending the summer on her uncle’s farm in West Virginia. The mare South Wind is boarded at the farm while her owner is away, and Bess’s Cousin Rod makes it clear Bess is to stay away from her. Although she spends her days riding the old pony Cream Puff, Bess plots to raise money to buy South Wind.
Bibliography - horse books only
Freedom’s Daughter W W Norton & Company, Inc, New York, 1968, 179 pp, illus Charles Geer
Historical story about the beginnings of West Virginia.