Saddle Up For A Classic Pony Book Spring

Fidra Books of Edinburgh have recommenced rolling out their new editions of Ruby Ferguson’s Jill series with book three, Jill Has Two Ponies. This is the original text, without any politically correct snips or sections removed because long books might bore the modern kiddo. They also feature facsimiles of the wonderful 1950s illustrations by Caney. […]

If Wishes Were Horses: Young Riders

Ponymadbooklovers have a good information page on Golden Gorse, as does Jane Badger. The only pony I ever got to Christmas was an Exmoor “adopted” from the Moorland Mousie Trust in Devon, who work to preserve what is now sadly a rare breed. They have commissioned a hardback re-issue of the novel, complete with original […]

The Cow Jumped Over the… Upright

15-year-old Regina jumps over an obstacle with her cow Luna in the Bavarian town of Traunstein in southern Germany. Regina decided to pursue her hobby of show jumping, despite not having a horse at her disposal A drastic solution to the pony-mad-but-ponyless problem. Nice touch with the boots. Incidentally, “Golden Gorse” aka Muriel Wace, the […]