The Talons of Iron Eyes by Rory Black
In pursuit of Squirrel Sally on his way back from Fort Liberty, the infamous Iron Eyes is bushwhacked by a pair of horse thieves who steal his thoroughbred palomino stallion. Leaving him for dead, the outlaws head on to the logging town of Bear Creek. What neither man knows is that Squirrel Sally has observed the outlaws leaving the valuable palomino stallion at the livery stable. The fiery female realizes that Iron Eyes would never willingly part with his prized horse and fears the worst. Squirrel Sally sets out to find her beloved Iron Eyes and learn the truth.