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Polo Pals
The Caxton Printers, Ltd, 1944, 214 pp, illus Franklin Hess.

Kirkus review

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.

Bibliography - horse books only

May Hall Thompson