Ponies, ponies, ponies
Gordon Wright (1903 -
In his youth, he worked as a cow puncher and rodeo rider, and he served as an instructor at the Fort Riley Cavalry School during World War 2.
He wrote just one fictional work of which I am aware, as well as several non fiction works. Two of these were illustrated by Sam Savitt, and one (illustrated right -
Finding the book: The Winning Streak is not impossible to find; good copies may well be expensive.
Links and sources
Gordon Wright the showjumper
Sky Press, publishers of Learn to Ride, Hunt and Show
More on Gordon Wright
Many thanks to Susan Bourgeau for her help with this section.
The Winning Streak
Hillair Circle, undated, illus Jan Royce Conant
“Learning to be a gracious winner is even more difficult than learning to be a good loser. Daphne
Van Allen thought that she could short-
she was nearly expelled from a summer camp until the day when she was the cause of a near fatal
accident, Daphne was able to rationalize her behavior to herself.”
Learning to Ride, Hunt and Show
Secor Farms, 1950, illus Sam Savitt
The Riding Instructor’s Manual (with Michael Kelley)
Doubleday, New York, 1975, illus Sam Savitt