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


The Black in Sardinia

Merry Christmas!!!!

December 19, 2018

It’s already Christmas?? Hard to believe the year went by so fast! Sooo many things to see and do. From Thanksgiving to New Years we always think about all the blessings from the past year! The people and places, the horses and their helpers, the hard work and lazy days… Read more

Leonard Maltin & Jeanne Rosenberg on the Black Stallion

June 21, 2018

Here’s an interview by my friend Elizabeth McCall at the Turner Classic Movie festival this summer. A wonderful screening of the Black Stallion film at the landmark Egyptian theater in Hollywood. The movie was introduced by gifted screenwriter and equestrian wonder woman Jeanne Rosenberg and the renowned TCM film critic… Read more

On the set in Italy

Black Stallion at the Egyptian Theater on Sunday!

April 27, 2018

A clean and sharp copy of “The Black Stallion” will be screened at the Egyptian Theater (map) in Hollywood on Sunday, April 29. It’s a bit early, 9:15am, but sure it will be a great show. Screenwriter Jeanne Rosenberg and critic Leonard Maltin will introduce and discuss the film. Try… Read more

The Black Stallion is in the Turner Classic Film Festival!!

March 2, 2018

April26-29 TCM will be screening classic films at classic theaters in Hollywood! Special Guests and more! TCM’s passion for classic movies has earned the respect of the world’s most admired directors, producers, writers and actors. http://filmfestival.tcm.com/programs/ About The Festival Held over four days in the heart of Hollywood, the TCM… Read more

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