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Irene Estep wrote the Pioneer series; titles which don’t appear to be related other than in the fact they’re about pioneers of one sort or another, mostly rural.


Finding the books: reasonably easy to find.


Links and sources

Terri Wear: Horse Stories - An Annotated Bibliography


Bibliography - horse books only

Irene Estep

Pioneer Tenderfoot

Benefic Press,  Chicago, 1957, 160 pp, illus Berthold Tiedemann



Andrew and his family make the move to Texas. There they meet an old family friend, Sunflower
Hood. Sunflower teaches Andrew how to ride, and how to be a Texan.




Pioneer Buckaroo

Benefic Press, Chicago, 1958, 160 pp, illus Berthold Tiedemann



Sparks fly between neighbours when Daniel Martin starts homesteading a valley in California. He
gets the blame from his neighbour Regalo when Regalo’s cattle go missing. This is not helped by
the fact both men are trying to catch a pinto stallion, Wild Wind.