Little Red Riding Hood

Bless. The Guardian has published a selection of photographer Gary Carlton’s images of Yorkshire county shows, including this “wolf”, ridden by Red Riding Hood. If you enjoy the spectacle of the pony fancy dress party, please spend a little time on Jane Badger’s blog, because here, here, here and here you can find some truly […]

Whole Heap of Little Horse Links

An escaped German circus pony attempts to board a tram. A riding corset from the 1870s – you see how Skittles managed that waist. A new anti-slaughter feature film called Saving America’s Horses is underway in the USA, while a new government report looking at the negative impact of the effective ban on horse slaughter […]

Win a Pony (Book)

Do you know your Jills from your Jackies? Can you write a four generation pedigree of The Black and give a comprehensive breakdown of every rosette that Shantih won? Do you fancy £50 to spend on classic pony books? Proceed to Jane Badger’s website, and have a crack at her Christmas quiz.

Can You Hold Out Till Christmas?

Jane Badger has a preview of her new stock of pony books here, with scans of covers, including Veronica Westlake’s Ten Pound Pony (price, not weight) and Dream Pony by J S Goodall. I’m intrigued by the latter, which has, Jane says, “a gypsy girl heroine, rather than a gypsy out to steal your pony.” […]

A New Home for Jinny and Shantih

Patricia Leitch’s wonderful Jinny at Finmory series is being reissued by Catnip Publishing, and Jane Badger is running a competition to win the first two novels at her very excellent pony books site. Take part here.