1981, Charles Scribner's Sons
Paulo Camacho is a young boy whose grandfather Diego raises Paso Fino horses on a farm in
Here I must say that the description of founder's effects rank right up there in the crowded halls of stomach-churning animal torture in fiction.
Protruding from the bottom of the leg was a stump of tissue oozing blood and encasing the denuded inner bones of Danza's foot.
You have to have a strong stomach to read much horse and dog lit, but I distinctly recall being unable to finish this particular book for a long time as a kid.
Around this time, the horse-loving American colonel that's been hanging around trying to buy a stallion off Diego - who will sell mares but refuses to sell a stallion to an American because he's bitter that his sons all abandoned Puerto Rico for America's promise - turns up and makes a bargain with Diego. He'll take the horse back to his
Similar to most of Hall's books, but somehow less memorable. The differences are many - semi-tropical
Missing Daddy - a father is MIA
My Parents Aren't So Bad, After All
Other Books by Author (horse)
The Mystery Of Pony Hollow (aka The Ghost Pony)
The Mystery Of The Phantom Pony (aka The Mystery of Plum Park Pony)
Tin Can Tucker
Ride A Dark Horse
A Horse Called Dragon (aka Wild Mustang)
New Day For Dragon
The Something-Special Horse
Megan's Mare (aka The Problem Pony)
Ride A Wild Dream
The Boy In The Off-White Hat
The Horse Trader
The Whispered Horse
Mrs. Portree's Pony
Tazo And Me (nonfiction)