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SOLVED: Children's/YA > SOLVED. YA/young adult (teens) book about a young groom who tames a chestnut racehorse called Christo. Set in England around late 1800s/early 1900s [s]

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message 1: by Nanette (last edited Mar 25, 2018 01:38AM) (new) - added it

Nanette | 3 comments Looking for a book I read back in the late 70s early 80s about a young male groom who is attempting to tame a racehorse (I think).
The horse's name was Christo and he was a chestnut colour.

Plot-line, if I remember correctly, was that the horse (Christo) could never be a horse that could be ridden as a hack, and the young groom attempts to save him from the glue factory, by proving otherwise.

Can remember the illustrated cover very clearly - the groom is sitting on top of the Christo (a chestnut horse), patting his neck with a tree and red-brick wall. Groom is wearing a 'flat-cap" and tweed jacket with older style jodhpurs.

It was not a series book, and the author was possibly male if I remember correctly.

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KINGDOM FOR A HORSE Dorian Williams
http://dorianwilliams.ponymadbooklove...


drowningmermaid | 129 comments Sounds vaguely like King of the Wind: The Story of the Godolphin Arabian but... that's a stab. The groom was mute, and I think you'd remember that.


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Nanette | 3 comments Thanks for the possibility, but definitely not that one (I had a quick check). :)


message 4: by bookel (last edited Mar 25, 2018 12:44AM) (new)

bookel | 2329 comments A search for Christo on the Jane Badger horse books site brought up http://www.janebadgerbooks.co.uk/misc...
Kingdom for a horse by Dorian Williams. See the above Jane Badger page for cover and plot.
The cover you describe is on ponymadbooklovers.
http://dorianwilliams.ponymadbooklove...
It would be the paperback.


message 5: by Nanette (last edited Mar 25, 2018 12:59AM) (new) - added it

Nanette | 3 comments Bingo! That’s it - thank you very much, been looking for this for at least 10 years. Appreciate all the help. 😊😊

KINGDOM FOR A HORSE Dorian Williams
http://dorianwilliams.ponymadbooklove...


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