About Walter Farley

Walter Farley & Al-Marah Athena
Walter Farley & Al-Marah Athena

Walter Farley’s love for horses began when he was a small boy living in Syracuse, New York, and continued as he grew up in New York City, where his family moved. Young Walter never owned a horse. But unlike most city children, he had little trouble gaining firsthand experience with horses-his uncle was a professional horseman, and Walter spent much of his time at the stables with him.

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"Black Stallion" Book Covers from around the World
“Black Stallion” Book Covers from around the World


Your Horse & You – Care and Safety

June 16, 2017

Back from the road and it’s always good to be home! With the wild days of “Wild Horse Tales” (www.HorseTales.org) and all the fabulous stunts the horses and their riders have done over the years – thought we should spend a minute talking about care and safety. It goes without… Read more

Derby Day!

May 6, 2017

Will it be Irish War Cry, Always Dreaming or will rain spoil the dream? Could it be the sentimental favorite – that one eyed long shot on the outside PATCH? You’ll need to watch to know! Read more

A Hidden Pearl Harbor Pearl

December 7, 2016

To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor tragedy here is part of a seldom seen book Dad wrote back in 1942. “Larry and the Undersea Raider” was the next book after Random House published his very successful “The Black Stallion“. Before Dad enlisted in the Army he went… Read more

Son of Black Stallion 1947

Black Stallion movie on July 4th

July 3, 2016

Celebrating the 39th anniversary of the production start of “The Black Stallion”. This is a fairly accurate description of the days, and weeks, and years that went into the making of the film. There are a few liberties he has taken and some things omitted to keep the story flowing,… Read more

Racing The Black


June 11, 2016

Suddenbreakingnews Cherry Wine Exaggerator   Will Exaggerator do it again? I like Desormeaux and their horse (did you know the Black Stallion is Kent Desormeaux’s favorite!) I like Cherry Wine … doesn’t that sound good. And I like the idea of Suddenbreakingnews. Get yourself a little luck with a Bucephalus… Read more

Preakness 2016

May 21, 2016

Tragic start at Pimlico with two horses dying in the first races. Very sad race day. Can NQUIST do it again? Don’t forget to pick up your Lucky Charm at the website! Here’s the post line up on a very MUDDY track: #1  Cherry Wine  25-1 #2  Uncle Lino  60-1… Read more

Derby Day 2016

May 6, 2016

Tomorrow will be another exciting Kentucky Derby, maybe not the American Pharoah triple crown … but you never know! The 2016 Kentucky Derby will be held on Saturday at Churchill Downs at 6:43 p.m. ET. Nyquist stands as the current favorite, with a 3–1 chance to win this year’s Derby. According… Read more

Searching for that special Christmas gift?

December 18, 2015

Here’s a wonderful book written by our good friend Jan Carr. Not exactly a mouse in the barn … but if you know any girls that love to dance it’s a winner!! A great book to read out loud. Buy it at your local bookshop or online here. Keep on… Read more