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In Chapter 3, Ponyboy tells Cherry about Sodapop's horse, Mickey Mouse. Mickey Mouse was a mean, dark-gold buckskin horse who was very valuable. He mentions that Mickey Mouse didn't actually belong to Soda, but belonged to a guy who kept him at the stables where Sodapop worked. Pony says, "He may have belonged to another guy, but he was Soda's horse" (Hinton 35). Ponyboy continues to tell Cherry about Sodapop's infatuation with Mickey Mouse and mentions that Soda was "horsecrazy." Pony even says that he thought Sodapop and Mickey Mouse looked alike and mentions that even though Mickey Mouse was ornery, he would come when Sodapop called him. Pony tells Cherry that Soda would visit the horse every day until Mickey Mouse was eventually sold at a high price. However, Ponyboy chooses not to tell Cherry that Sodapop bawled all night after Mickey Mouse was sold and that Soda didn't tell his parents about his feelings because he knew they did not have enough money to buy Mickey Mouse.
The name of Sodapop's horse was Mickey Mouse. Ponyboy said that Mickey Mouse was an ornery horse that often kicked other horses and stayed in trouble. He also mentioned that when he was a little boy, he thought that Mickey Mouse and Sodapop looked alike because they had similar coloring. Unfortunately, the horse belonged to another man who sold him to someone else.
Sodapop Patrick Curtis named his horse Mickey Mouse. See the links below for more information, especially the marsonfire.livejournal.com page. It is a journal dedicated to everything to do with The Outsiders. It has all sorts of information about each character and the actors who performed in the movie. It is a very interesting site.
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