Spotted Flower manages to escape being captured by the Shoshoni. As she tries to find her way back to her own tribe, she comes across a horse wearing a saddle, which she thinks is a Ponokomita - a magical Spirit Power.
K Follis Cheatham has done much work with children. She’s directed a choir, coached soccer and done writing workshops and volunteer tutoring. She’s also been assistant director for a Prevent High School Dropout program in North Carolina. She’s written several historical books for children, amongst which is this story of a girl and a horse.
Finding the book: easy to find in both its incarnations.