About the author
Sally Scott wrote Chica, but that’s all I know about her. If you have any more information, do please let me know.
Finding the book
Easy to find.
Links and sources
Terri Wear: Horse Stories: An Annotated Bibliography
Thank you to Lisa Catz for a summary and photograph
Harcourt Brace & Company Inc, New York, 1954, 114 pp, illus Joe Krush
Billy has wanted a horse of his own. He is given a skinny little cowpony named Chica, but he is disappointed because she isn’t very friendly. She is a challenge to catch, mischievous, and also is head-shy. Winning her affection took long hours and lots of patience, but Billy persevered and by the end of the summer had gentled Chica into the kind of horse he had long dreamed of