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The Red Pony

  • Date Submitted: 01/28/2010 06:28 AM
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The Red Pony was written by John Stienback and firstpublished in 1933.   It tells the story of a boy named Jody wholearns how to be a man and how to lose a best friend.   His familysupports him and wants him to be a rancher.     Jody had a hard ranch life in Northern California.   Jodygoes to a small school near his house.   There are many mountainsnear his house which Jody is curious about.   There are many wildanimals that live around his house.   There is a bay near Jody'shouse where his father fishes.       Jody was the main character in the book.   He was a boy whoworked with his family on a farm.   He was a strong boy, whohelped his father.   Jody was curious and kind-hearted boy.   Jodyhad a horse trainer named Billy Buck. Billy Buck was the bestcow-hand in the town.   Jody's father was a firm, strict man whowanted the best for Jody.   He wanted to give his family anythinghe could provide.   Jody was very fond of his father. Jody'smother was a loving person. She devoted herself to Jody andalways wanted the best for him.     Jody was a boy who was given a horse by his father. He namedthe horse Gabilian. His father bought him at a horse show withBilly Buck She was a wild stallion who Jody loved. Jody and BillyBuck broke Gabilian using many different methods. Jody cared forthe horse. After a few months of training Jody was able to rideGabilian.     One day Jody left Gabilian outside in the coral near hishouse.   While Jody was in school it rained.   Gabilian was out inthe rain.   Jody hurried outside and brought Gabilian to thestall.   Gabilian was drenched in water when Jody had gotten herto the stable.       Gabilian had caught a cold while she was out in the rain. Jody put warm cloths on Gabilian and tried to get him healthy. Months passed and Gabilian was still sick.   Jody felt sick andwas in a frantic state while she was sick.   Billy Buck found alump in Gabilian throat.   He had to cut out the lump inGabilian's neck.   The horse lost too much blood and later died.Jody was sad...


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