Ponies, ponies, ponies
Fern G Brown
Hard Luck Horse
Albert Whitman & Company, Chicago, 1975, 127 pp, illus Darell Wiskur
Christi offers to pay for a horse’s eye operation rather than let him be destroyed: the trouble is, he
belongs to the riding school, and even if the operation is successful, the horse does not belong to
her, and might be sold.
You’re Somebody Special on a Horse
Albert Whitman & Company, Chicago, 1977, 128 pp, illus Frank Murphy
Marni’s grades at school are bad, and she is told she has to give up her gelding, Koke. She pleads
to be able to keep him, arguing that she can use him in the riding programme for the disabled at her
Ballantine Books, New York, 1988, 116 pp
Sixteen year old Melissa is always being told she is unreliable. One evening, when she is babysitting,
she lets her charge, Scott, go out to check on his horse, but he does not return. He has been
kidnapped. Melissa is driven to try and find Scott to salvage her self-
Fern G Brown wrote in the 1970s and 1980s. She wrote non fiction, with books on the Special Olympics movement, and looking after a baby when you are a teenage mother, as well as three non fiction horse titles. Her fictional works include four horse stories.
Finding the books: none were published in the UK, but all are reasonably easily available in the US.
Links and sources
Terri A. Wear: Horse Stories, an Annotated Bibliography, Scarecrow Press, 1987
Jockey or Else!
Albert Whitman & Company, Chicago, 1978, 128 pp, illus Darrell Wiskur
Benjy is convinced by his experiences at Lakeside Horse Farm that he will never be a jockey,
so he sets his sights rather differently; but still to something that will involve him with horses.
Racing Against the Odds (Biography of the jockey Robyn Smith)
Raintree Editions, Milwaukee, 1976
Behind the Scenes at the Horse Hospital
Albert Whitman, 1981
Horses and Foals
Franklin Watt, 1986