Ponies, ponies, ponies
Herman Hoffman Birney (1891 -
Finding the books: both are reasonably easy to find in the USA. Neither were printed in the UK.
Links and sources
Terri A. Wear: Horse Stories, an Annotated Bibliography, Scarecrow Press, 1987
Arlington National Cemetery website
More information on Hoffman Birney
Many thanks to Lisa Catz for the photographs and summary.
Steeldust, the Story of a Horse
The Penn Publishing Co, Philadelphia, 1928, 264 pp.
Grossett & Dunlap, 1928
Ted Hoyt rescues the blue roan Steeldust from a beating by the Van Harts. They want to bankrupt
Ted and his father’s ranch, so give Steeldust to Ted, hoping that she will injure him.
The Pinto Pony
The Penn Publishing Co, Philadelphia, 1930, 266 pp, illus M de V Lee
Tex, a wild horse is first captured by an American Indian, and then becomes the property of a
young rancher. Tex figures prominently in the capture of a gang of bandits, and helps his owner
to win a homestead when Indian lands are thrown open for settlement.