||Set in the early 20th century American west, this is the story of Smoky, a horse born in the wild who is eventually rounded up and trained by Clint, a cowboy who works on the Rocking R Ranch. Although Smoky misses his freedom, he soon forms a strong bond with Clint, a kind man who senses Smoky's innate intelligence. When Smoky is kidnapped by a horse rustler he experiences life with several different owners, some of whom treat him quite cruelly. However, just when Smoky's life looks the bleakest, he once again finds a new home. Illustrated with occasional b&w drawings. Winner of the 1927 Newbery Medal.