Arthur C. Bartlett (1901-1964)

Arthur Charles Bartlett was an American author of children's books, mainly dog stories. He did also write two novels with a horse theme however. These were written in the late 1920s/early 1930s which makes them very early examples of the American horse book genre.

Horse & Pony Books:

GAME LEGS: THE BIOGRAPHY OF A HORSE WITH A HEART
(CUPPLES & LEON [USA] 1928)
ILLUSTRATED BY HAROLD C. CUE
Also in print at the moment as a print-on-demand paperback from Kessinger
SUMMARY: Jimmy, who is crippled and walks with crutches, feels a deep affinity for the little filly who is born with weak legs. He pleads for her life to be saved and determines to raise her to become a driving horse.

GENERAL JIM
(CUPPLES & LEON [USA] 1931)
Also in print at the moment as a print-on-demand paperback from Kessinger
SUMMARY: Tubby sets his heart on buying the chestnut trotter he sees at the sales. But his various money-making schemes have not yielded enough money. He knows he will have to win the school prize to be able to buy his dream horse!

Collector's Info:
Easy to find in America. Both books are also available new in paperback as print-on-demand titles from Kessinger in both the USA and UK, although these are not cheap.
Second-hand copies of the books are rare outside of America and Canada.