Ponies, ponies, ponies
Jane and Paul Annixter
Jane and Paul Annixter were pseudonyms used by husband and wife writing team Jane Levington Comfort (1903 -
Finding the books: all are easy to find in the USA, and not generally expensive. The Runner was published in the UK as The Roan Runner, and is reasonably easy to find and not generally expensive.
Links and sources
Dustjacket of The Runner
The Annixter papers are in the University of Oregon Libraries
Penny of Paintrock
Trouble at Paintrock
Holiday House, 1956, illus Paul Laune, 220 pp
As The Roan Runner
Heinemann, London, 1961, illus Stuart Tresilian, 159 pp
Clem helps train polo ponies on his uncle’s ranch in Wyoming. When he first sees a roan colt
running with a wild herd, he names him “The Runner”, thinking the horse would make a champion,
if only he could catch him. Nobody believes he can do it. Only the ranch dog, Poojer, believes
Clem and The Runner and he helps achieve the miracle.
The Phantom Stallion -
Golden Press, New York, 1961, 188 pp, illus Robert Schultz
Penny Linstroen lives at Paintrock Ranch in Wyoming, and she has trained her black stallion
Midnight into a magnificent show animal. When a mysterious wild horse causes trouble,
Midnight is blamed for the broken fences and scattered stock. Penny and her friend Russ solve
Trouble at Paintrock -
Golden Press, New York, 1962, 188 pp, illus Albert Micale
White Shell Horse
Holiday House, 1971, 188 pp
The young Navaho Agapito kills a mountain lion which was about to attack a small white colt.
During a dramatic and life changing time for the Navaho, the two grow up together.