Blackie, The Horse Who Stood Still

Blackie, The Horse Who Stood Still

The Second Edition is Here!

Blackie, the beloved sway-back horse from Tiburon, is immortalized in a New Edition of the classic illustrated children’s book. Sixty-four pages with 45 beautiful full-color illustrations in a compact 6½" x 8" size. LEARN MORE & BUY IT HERE


A Reading by the Author and Illustrator

Author Christopher Cerf and Illustrator Paige Peterson will be reading from Blackie, The Horse Who Stood Still on May 17th at 10:00 am at Book Passage, Corte Madera. LEARN MORE 

In a pasture in Kansas one early spring morn
A horse quite unlike other horses was born.
His coat was coal black so they named the horse "Blackie,"
And before very long folks found out he was wacky!

See, most colts are frisky but Blackie was not.
Blackie liked standing still! Yes, he liked it a lot!
What's the hurry?" thought Blackie. "There's so much to see
Standing here in the shade of a juniper tree...."


Blackie, The Horse Who Stood Still, is a children's book written by Christopher Cerf and Paige Peterson about Tiburon’s own Blackie. Published by the Tiburon Peninsula Foundation and Welcome Enterprises, the playful, rhyming text and Paige's lyrical full-color illustrations tell the (mostly) true story of Blackie, a horse who made standing still a lifelong endeavor, while at the same time becoming a champion rodeo horse, a tourist favorite at Yosemite National Park, a legendary environmental crusader, and the beloved mascot of one of America's most beautiful towns—Tiburon. The book delivers an important message about appreciating and preserving the natural beauty around us and is on the way to becoming a children's classic.


From Blackie, The Horse Who Stood Still

The word quickly spread 'bout the new horse in town
And from all 'round the country young kids headed down
To the pasture where Blackie could always be found
Standing still, like a rock, on the same patch of ground.





About the authors

Christopher Cerf and Paige PetersonChristopher Cerf, is an author, composer-lyricist, and television producer. Cerf played a pivotal role in the creation and production of “Sesame Street,” most notably as a regular contributor of music and lyrics. He has won eight Emmy Awards and two Grammy Awards.

Paige Peterson is a noted and widely exhibited artist who has been selected for membership in the prestigious Guild Hall Academy of the Arts in East Hampton, New York. As a child in Belvedere, California, she often fed Blackie apples, carrots, and sugar cubes in his pasture. She has recently illustrated Jesse Kornbluth’s edition of “A Christmas Carol.” A Senior Vice President of the Huntsman Cancer Institute, Paige lives and works in New York City and Belvedere, California..