First, Black Beauty Lives with his wise and old mother in a nice meadow until he is four years old. Soon he is sold to Squire Gordon who is a very nice man and he lives in Birtwick park. Black Beauty makes three new friends, Merrylegs, Ginger, and Sir Oliver.
Later, Black Beauty has to ride to the mistress's doctor for her life because she is very sick and she could'v died. The doctor was alerted and the mistress was saved. When Black Beauty got back he was given very cold water to drink and he became dangerously ill. Black Beauty had to stay home and it took him a couple days to recover.