Nursery Rhymes and Traditional Poems


Dapple Gray

by Traditional
Additional Information
  • Year Published: 0
  • Language: English
  • Country of Origin: United States of America
  • Source: Walter Barnes, ed., Types of Children’s Literature: A Collection of the World’s Best Literature for Children, For Use in Colleges, Normal Schools and Library Schools
  • Readability:
    • Flesch–Kincaid Level: 1.8
  • Word Count: 65


I had a little horse, his name was Dapple Gray;
His legs were made of cornstalks, his body made of hay.
I saddled him and bridled him and rode him off to town;
Up came a puff of wind, and blew him up and down.
The saddle flew off, and I let go,—
Now didn’t my horse make a pretty little show?