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Topic: Do you recognize this story? (horses, children's)

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Subject: Do you recognize this story? (horses, children's)
Date Posted: 5/16/2008 6:59 PM ET
Member Since: 8/27/2007
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I have a vague memory of a book from my childhood (60s and 70s) but I can't remember enough about it to find out the title/author.  It was about a child or children involved with horses - the main horse was an Appaloosa (or POA). I think there was something wrong with the horse at the beginning of the story -- too small, or too wild, or sick or ??? In the end the horse was ridden in a parade or show and was the star because of his fantasic coloring. His spots were more than one color -- in fact I seem to remember that it was almost a rainbow of colors (not typically colored)

Our school and public library had *lots* of older books, so it may be a book from the 50s or ??  If this sounds  familiar, please clue me in. It's been bugging me for a long time!  LOL

Date Posted: 5/23/2008 11:07 AM ET
Member Since: 5/5/2006
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Denise did you ever find the book?

I posted this at the end of the other thread but didn't know if you saw it.

What about The Tangle-Coated Horse by Ella Young? I'm looking for a better description but it won a Newberry Award honor in 1930.