“PINTO! deserves a spot on the reading lists of not only young, horse-crazy readers, but adults who like horse tales ala Black Beauty.”— Diane Donovan for Midwest Book Reviews
“A forgotten piece of Americana brought to vivid life.”— Kirkus Reviews
“PINTO! revives an amazing part of history that has lain forgotten for ages. It is written with a unique twist and is both informative and entertaining.” — Edith Wairimu for Readers’ Favorite
In 1912, four men, calling themselves the “Overland Westerners,” decided fame and fortune awaited if they embarked on the longest horseback ride in history. Their goal was to visit all forty-eight state capitals over the course of three years and complete their journey at the San Francisco World’s Fair on June 1, 1915. Facing rugged roads, raging rivers, thieves and near starvation, the men went through seventeen horses. Only one horse completed the entire journey… Pinto, a little horse with a heart as big as the whole country! This is Pinto’s account of his arduous adventure.