Broken Houses by William A. Luckey

BROKEN HOUSES: by William A. Luckey. A young man is found on the land belonging to a part-time rancher. Charley with no last name had been part of the ranching family until a devastating truth was revealed and he chose to run. His return, lying unconscious in cactus and thin grass, reopens old wounds. Charley is a reformed drunk, slipping back after five years sober into heavy drinking. He’s made his living as a horse trainer and was in the process of delivering an expensive horse to a new home in southern New Mexico. Because the horse has been turned loose in a huge tract of land, Charley has to stay at the ranch owned by Walt and Annell Mann while he prepares to capture the escaped horse.