Walter Farley is an American author best known for writing horse stories, specifically The Black Stallion series of books.

Walter’s uncle was a professional horseman and taught him horse training, including the advantages and disadvantages to the multiple methods of training. He began writing The Black Stallion while he was still a high school student and published it while an undergraduate at Columbia College of Columbia University. He would graduate from there with his B.A. Farley would go on to write many more sequels before he died in October of 1989, shortly before the publication of his twenty-first book in the series, The Young Black Stallion.

Publication Order of The Black Stallion Books

The Black Stallion (1941)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Black Stallion Returns (1945)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Son of the Black Stallion (1947)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Island Stallion (1948)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Black Stallion and Satan (1949)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Black Stallion's Blood Bay Colt (1950)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Island Stallion's Fury (1951)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Black Stallion's Filly (1952)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Black Stallion Revolts (1953)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Black Stallion's Sulky Colt (1954)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Island Stallion Races (1955)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Black Stallion's Courage (1956)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Black Stallion Mystery (1957)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Horse-Tamer (1958)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Black Stallion and Flame (1960)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Black Stallion Challenged (1964)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Black Stallion's Ghost (1969)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Black Stallion and the Girl (1971)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Black Stallion Legend (1983)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Young Black Stallion (1989)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Little Black Pony Books

Little Black, a Pony (1961)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Little Black Goes to the Circus (1963)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Little Black Pony Races (1968)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Man O'War (1962)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Big Black Horse (1963)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Horse That Swam Away (1965)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Great Dane Thor (1966)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Walter Farley's How To Stay Out Of Trouble With Your Horse (1981)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

If You Like Walter Farley Books, You’ll Love…

The Black Stallion is the first book in the series of the same name. The book follows a teenaged boy named Alec Ramsay who meets an untamed wild black stallion when he is returning from India and the horse is loaded onto the ship at an Arabian port. The two end up stranded on a desert island after an accident and become dependent on each other for survival. Alec and the horse must learn to love and trust each other if they hope to survive long enough to be rescued.

One of the later books in the series is The Black Stallion Challenged. The books sees the Black Stallion, now the fastest horse in America, along with Alec Ramsay, his jockey, as they train for a big race. There is a new challenger that seems as if it can give the Stallion a run for its money and challenge it. The horse is known as Flame and it will give the Black the race of his life. What Alec and Flame’s trainer, Steve, don’t know is that these two have met before and they hate each other.

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