Once there was a little boy named Billy. More than anything else in the world, Billy loved horses and rode them every chance he could. He loved to plod along on his neighbors’ dray horses pretending they are beautiful prancing ponies – but even more he wished he could have a pony of his own.
And then on his birthday, his father buys him a beautiful pony. Billy names him Blaze and the two of them prance around happily, content to roam the woods together. And then Billy finds the poster advertising for a horse competition.
Billy knows Blaze is a fine pony, but can he win the blue ribbon?
Conclusion. A pretty adorable story. C. W. Anderson’s illustrations are superb and Billy’s early nineteen hundreds outfits are wonderful.
Review © 2015 Laura Verret