This is not Black Beauty... it's a different story all together. A boy has a rough time after his mother and father divorce and he has to move in with his grandfather. But then his grandfather insists he learn how to ride Beauty, the horse his mother rode when she was a girl.
This book is amazing but it's also heart breaking. My mom and I read it and we laughed and cried.
(I love this author BTW he wrote another book about a boy and his dog that was great too.)