Horse and Pony Books:
(MACRAE SMITH [USA] 1952)
Reprinted in hardback by Westminster Press
Reprinted in paperback by Scholastic/Tab
Also published in German
In print at the moment from Image Cascade Publishers and as a print-on-demand paperback or hardback.
EDITIONS PICTURED: 1st edition, Westminster Press edition, Scholastic paperback, German edition.
SUMMARY: The Macintyre family - Margo, Connie, Molly and their mother - love everything about horses. When unexpectedly faced with the necessity of making their own way, the girls decide to open a riding school with a string of horses that has been left to them. Scarlet Royal, a beautiful chestnut horse, is Margo's pride and joy. To others he seems temperamental and difficult to handle, but between Margo and Scarlet Royal there is a unique feeling of loyalty and understanding. When circumstances force the sale of the chestnut to a girl whom Margo finds difficult to like, she feels a deep sense of loss that time doesn't seem to help. When they give room and board to Neil Campbell, a young student at a nearby college in exchange for his help with the horses, things become easier and the entire family finds new confidence in their venture. Will Margo find romance and will she be able to get Scarlet Royal back?
Easy to find in the USA. It can also be bought new from the Image Cascade website (see link) or as a print-on-demand title. Not very easy to find outside of America however, except for Germany where the German language printing is fairly easy to get hold of.