Lippincott, Philadephia, 1963, 110 pp, illus the author
Lee wants to win the Barbeque Day horse race so he can impress Willie Bea Fussel. He’s not likely to impress anyone, however, as all he has to ride is a lop-eared mule, until his family decide to invite cousin Jeff to the barbeque.
Virginia H Ormsby wrote several children’s books during the 1950s and 1960s. Amongst them was at least one horse story, The Right-Handed Horse.
Finding the book:reasonably easy to find.
Links and sources
Terri Wear: Horse Stories: An Annotated Bibliography