The Pinto Horse: And, the Phantom Bull - Vol. 2

Synopsis

In 1927 Owen Wister called The Pinto Horse "the best western story about a horse that I have ever read." The pinto roamed the Montana range in the late 1880s, surviving wolves and blizzards and earning the respect of the herd but never blending in, always standing out in vulnerable perfection. After years of trusting to human kindness, he falls into the hands of fools.

The Phantom Bull, first published in 1932, is also marked by authenticity and controlled beauty of style. Old Man Ennis, who ranched on the upper Madison in Montana, grudgingly admired the slate-colored Zebu cow, whose wild cunning was passed on to her calf. The calf grows into a monster bull, not personified but endowed with the suggestion of a definite point of view. A phantom glimpsed against the horizon -- that is the image he leaves.

Additional information

Volume:
  • 2
Includes content by:
  • Owen Wister
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Lincoln, NE
Publication year:
  • 1998
Subjects: