Eventually, a young man, Willie, and his grandfather, Thoroughgood, see Beauty at the market. Despite being in bad shape, they see the potential with him and buy him. At Willie and his grandfather’s farm, Beauty is able to recover back to health. They then plan to sell him to three ladies in search of a horse. Their coachman, Joe Greene, goes to see the horse before purchase.
Joe recognizes Black Beauty from when he was owned by Squire Gordon (one of Beauty’s first homes and one of his best). The book then ends with Beauty telling the readers how his home with Joe and the three ladies is his final home. He stays there for the rest of his life and lives a happy life.