McMasters, Susanne

About the author

Susanne McMasters’ The Gallant Heart isn’t a horse story: it’s the story of a real life race horse, Ben Lewis, and how Susanne and her family sacrifice themselves for the horse. The book is illustrated by the immensely popular illustrator Paul Brown.

Finding the book
Reasonably easy to find.

Links and sources
Terri A. Wear: Horse Stories, an Annotated Bibliography, Scarecrow Press, 1987

Bibliography (horse books only)

The Gallant Heart: the Story of a Race Horse

by Susanne McMasters, with Albert Idell
Doubleday, New York, 1954, 204 pp, illus Paul Brown

Mad and Sue McMasters struggle with their racing stable, and pin their hopes on a red colt called Ben Lewis, who looks much like his ancestor, Man O’ War.