The Horse Tamer

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The Horse Tamer

By Walter Farley

Yearling, Paperback, 9780394843742, 144pp.

Publication Date: March 12, 1980

Description

While waiting for a delayed airplane, old Henry Dailey, the Black's trainer, tells young Alec Ramsay a story of his own youth, travelling with his brother, Bill. Bill Dailey's talent as a horse-whisperer was unmatched in the days before the automobile and young Henry tells of an unscrupulous con-man who mistreats horses into behaving temporarily. Bill is determined to show that the man is a fraud, but can he unmask the con without getting hurt?Walter Farley experimented with many genres of writing and here, in his only foray into historical fiction, he weaves a fascinating tale of life when horses were the primary means of transportation.



About the Author
Walter Farley wrote 21 books in the famous Black Stallion series. He died in 1989.


Praise For The Horse Tamer

"Everyone loves a champion. And when the champion is a gallant horse, when his story is told by a champion writer of horse stories, every reader is a winner."—The New York Times