About the author
Elizabeth Burleson wrote two children’s books set in Texas. The other, Middl’un, appears not to be a horse book, but if anyone knows differently do please let me know.
Finding the book
Reasonably easy to find, and not expensive.
Links and sources
Thanks to Lisa Catz for the summary and picture.
Bibliography (horse books only)
A Man of the Family
Follett Publishing Co, Chicago, 1965, 189 pp
Speck is 13, and keen to prove he’s on the way to becoming a man. On a Texas ranch, the work is hard, as Speck learns when he tries to corral the stallion, Big Red, and accidentally lets the other horses get away. It becomes his job to bring them back himself. When his older brother is thrown from a horse and seriously hurt, Speck’s workload increases. But along with his new adventures comes the downside of learning to be a man – learning about mortgages, droughts, floods, and the other serious problems of the ranch that he had previously been sheltered from.