(DUTTON [USA] 1973)
Reprinted in hardback and also in paperback.
SUMMARY: Jeff captures the beautiful wild red stallion, in order to keep him safe from the ranchers who want to shoot him for stealing their mares. He names the horse Goblin, but he ignores the warning that with such breeding, the horse is bound to belong to someone - someone who will be along to claim him backů.
YEAR OF THE BLACK PONY
(DUTTON [USA] 1976)
(1st UK edition COLLINS 1977)
Reprinted in hardback and paperback in America
Also reprinted in paperback in the UK
There was also a 1983 film made called The Wild Pony which was based on the novel.
SUMMARY: Historical pony story. Chris dreams of capturing and taming the beautiful black pony he sees running wild. But when his father is killed in an accident he must take over duties on the farm and no longer has time for the pony. Will he ever achieve his dream?
Both books are easy to find in the USA. Year of the Black Pony is easy to find in the UK, especially the British paperback editions, although Runaway Stallion is a lot harder to get hold of outside the US. It did not have a British printing.