Air Date: November 14, 1972

Written by: Jack B. Sowards, Mort Sarcoff, Juanita Bartlett

Directed by: E. W. Swackhamer

Guest Stars: Clu Gulager (Billy Brenner), Mitzi Hoag (Alice Brenner), Vincent Van Patten (Tommy Brenner)

Ben gives Joe a black stallion for his birthday. When the stallion is stolen, it takes Joe on a journey that he did not expect.

Trivia: This was Mitzi Hoag’s second and final appearance on the series – she was also in Season Seven’s ‘Three Brides for Hoss’.

Did You Notice: In the scene with Joe, Ben and the stallion in the barn, you can see that Michael Landon forgot to remove his gold chain before the scene was shot!