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 […]
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.
Fidra Books have just reissued A Stable for Jill, the second title in Ruby Ferguson’s much, much loved series. Fidra are publishing the original text, minus all the politically correct substitutions and removals, and plus some rather lovely new covers.
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.” […]
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.