Billy Buck - This person is the ranch hand known for his gentle understanding of horses.
Gitano - This character is an old person who comes back to the Tiflins' ranch to die.
Grandfather - This character comes to visit the ranch, is a proud person whose time has passed, and lives in the past.
Jess Taylor - This character is the neighbor who owns the stallion that eventually impregnates another character's mare.
Carl Tiflin - This person is a hard worker who recognizes that his son deserves to be rewarded for being so good. However, this character is very sparing with praise and can be cold and stern at times.
Jody Tiflin - This character is the child on whom the stories in this novel focus. This person learns how to be responsible for animals and to experience the pain of losing an animal to death.
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