Dark Horse, The
InformationClassic Western Fiction for Young Adults.
Sent away as a colt because his colour didn't reflect his fine racing lineage, Colonel, the Dark Horse, finds himself in a strange land thousands of miles from home.Charro, born in the badlands of the arid West and orphaned at a few months of age, is rescued from starvation by a cowboy named Brad. At the Hip-O Ranch on the edge of the badlands, fate brings these two colts together to form a bond that cannot be broken.
At first, the two colts are content to be fed and groomed by human hands. But one day, when someone leaves a corral gate open, Colonel and Charro head off into wild-horse country for adventure and a taste of freedom...
With forty line drawings and colourful prose, Will James vividly renders two weak-kneed, green colts who become the best of their breeds: Colonel, a race-winning champion, and charro, the wiliest wild mustang the West has ever seen.