Virginia H. Ormsby

American author and illustrator. She wrote a few children's novels, many of which she illustrated herself. Included was a short series about a young lad growing up in rural Georgia which was based on her own experiences of living in the American South. One of the stories in the series was pony related and is a quirky tale about an eccentric horse and a mule. As far as I know this is the only horse story she wrote.

Horse & Pony Books:

THE RIGHT-HANDED HORSE
(LIPPINCOTT [USA] 1963)
ILLUSTRATED BY THE AUTHOR
SUMMARY: This is part of a longer non-pony series about
the young country boy Lee, set in the rural American South.
(The others are
Cunning is Better than Strong and Long Lonesome Train Whistle)
Quirky and humourous pony story. Lee wants to win the horse race at the upcoming local barbecue, and to impress the pretty girl Willie Bea, but how can he do either with only the embarrassing old family mule to ride? When his uncle gives him a horse for the summer it seems the answer to his problems…but in reality it is really only the start of them!
PONYMAD RATING: 3 HORSESHOES

Collector's Info:
Reasonably easy to find in the USA, however a lot harder elsewhere.