Socks, the black brumby with four white legs, was a loner until the day the cattle dog left his dead master and followed him. It is not long before they are great friends and the combination of horse and dog is unbeatable . . . time and again they help each other to outwit those men who want to catch the dog, and those who want to catch the brumby. And when they find a dingo pup, she becomes a part of the "family".
As they travel the mountains, they often see the white hawk. Is it watching over them, or guiding them to Thowra's Secret Valley? Or is it warning them about the brumby hunter who has vowed he will catch his thousandth brumby . . .
Elyne Mitchell weaves magic and a love of nature and landscape into this thrilling new story of the brumbies of the High Country.
A chapter book for older readers.