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.