The Question and Answer section for The Rocking-Horse Winner is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
I think the horse was called Blush of Dawn.
I don't think that Paul's mother was consciously aware of anything more until the very end of the story. She finally realized that her boy was important to her but a little too late.
Paul is the main character in The Rocking Horse Winner. In my opinion, it's impossible not to like Paul. He loves his family, tries to help them in any way he can, and is perceptive of the feelings of others. The fact that things didn't work out...