Edmonds, Walter Dumaux

About the author

Walter Dumaux Edmonds (1903–88) was an American author born in New York and educated at Harvard. He wrote several historical novels. One, Drums Along the Mohawk (1936) took a fictional couple, and placed them in an historical setting with historical characters during the American Revolution. The book was turned into a film in 1939. At least one of his stories (though possibly more) has some horse content. They Had a Horse (1962) is a YA novel, again historical, which is set in the early days of American settlement, and features poor German settlers who need a work horse.

Finding the book
Not massively common, but generally not expensive when it does turn up.

Links and sources
Walter Dumaux Edmonds on Wikipedia

Bibliography (horse books only)

They Had a Horse

Dodd, Mead, New York, 1962, 60pp, illus Douglas Gorsline

Poor German settlers attempting to make a life in the early days of settlement in America are desperately in need of a work horse. Their faith, and effort, help them get one.