Publishing history
Evans,London. 1952, illus Violet Morgan, cover art Maurice Tulloch, 224 pp.
Reprinted 1955, 1958

Frances Pentire’s horse is badly injured at a local show. She finds a lost chestnut horse, and the Pentire family and their friend Vicky manage to find the horse’s owner. Frances is allowed to ride Red Conker, but they soon find someone else appreciates the horse’s qualities too, and is trying to get him by very unscrupulous means.  And then Red Conker’s owner disappears …

The Pentire Family series
The Four Pentires and Jimmy, 1947
We Four and Sandy, 1947
A Green Fox, 1949
The Badgers of Quinion, 1950
Vicky and the Pentires, 1951
Red Conker, 1952





















Kathleen Mackenzie