I just found and purchased my all time most favourite horse book ever. I had a copy given to me when I was a kid, I absolutely loved it and read it until it fell apart. My original copy of this book disappeared many years ago but I have frequently thought about it ever since. Even going so far as to hunt through my parents book cupboard in the hopes of miraculously finding it.
I finally found it again on Amazon UK! I was so excited, I bought it on the spot, it cost 1 pound.
I have read all the great horse classics, My friend Flicka, Black Beauty, Thunderhead, the black stallion books, the Silver brumby books by Elynne Mitchell and many more, all of which I have enjoyed but this is the book that I always come back to.
The book is called Wild Pony written by Welsh author Lucy Rees. It is a fantastic story about fifteen year old Pippa who has a passionate desire to own her own pony. Pippa has to find a way to buy her own pony and in the end she buys a wild pony off the mountain. I think I love this book because it is so much more than a girl gets a horse story. It is quirky and poignant, set in the early sixties when new ideas and philosophies were emerging and the world was changing. This book makes me laugh and cry and I highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good read.
Is there anyone else who would like to share their all time favourite horse book? It is always nice to know of other good books to keep an eye out for.