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Gus Tavo

Ride the Pale Stallion

Knopf, New York, 1968, 180 pp, illus Lorence Bjorklund


 “A hard life homesteading in New Mexico is made harder for young Abe because of the cold
attitude of his father, bitter over the loss of a leg in the Civil War and the death of his wife. Then
one day Abe saw a wild horse band roaming the countryside, led by a beautiful white stallion,
and Abe began to live again. He became obsessed by the idea of owning and riding that
magnificent horse.”

Gus Tavo was a pseudonym used by Gus Ivan (Gustave Ivan). He wrote several children’s books; all set in wild America, about buffalo, grizzly bear and the mountain lion. He wrote one horse book, Ride the Pale Stallion.


Finding the book: reasonably easy to find. It was not published in the UK.


Links and sources

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

Bibliography - horse books only