Dave grew up on a ranch in the west, near a school known for its polo team. He comes across a herd of wild horses, with a grey mare and colt . Dave names the colt Hush, and wants him for his own, but can’t get near him. Dave’s uncle sends him off east to school. Two years later he transfers to Ocotillo, where he sees the colt at a sale. He’s bought by another boy from the school. Dave tries to put the resulting tension aside for the sake of the team, but then his Uncle loses his money, and it looks like Dave will not be able to return to Ocotillo, just when he has been named captain of the team.
May Hall Thompson wrote several children’s books in the 1940s, amongst which is this one horse story, which combines (possibly uniquely) polo and ranching.
Finding the book:scarce.
Links and sources
Terri Wear: Horse Stories: An Annotated Bibliography
Thanks to Lisa Catz for the photograph and summary.