Pack, Elizabeth

About the author

Elizabeth Pack wrote two children’s stories about Indians, one of which is Saddle for Hoskie, in which a boy is convinced that he could win the annual boys’ race, if only he had a saddle.

Finding the book
Findable, though not hugely common.

Links and sources
Terri Wear: Horse Stories: An Annotated Bibliography
Thanks to Lisa Catz for the summary


Saddle for Hoskie

Abingdon-Cokesbury Press, 1951, 128 pp, illus Manning de V Lee

Kirkus review

Hoskie and his pinto horse, Swift Foot, come in second in the annual race for the boys in town. Hoskie is sure that if he had a saddle, like the winner did, then he could win. The town store has just the saddle he wants, but it costs eighty dollars, and there is another boy who wants it. The store owner says whichever boy earns the money first may have it.