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Classic pony books

Available again

There are over 30 titles out now, including:

Judith M Berrisford

The Cats of Winkle Bay (on pre-order)

The Far-from-Home Cats (on pre-order)

Most titles are also now available on Kobo.

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Book Spotlight

Josephine Pullein-Thompson
Prince among Ponies

Adonis was so beautiful he must surely be a prince among ponies…


But he is not. At least, that’s what Sara and Patrick are told when they go to visit the Merrimans, who own Adonis. The pony spends his life in a field, but Patrick and Sara are convinced that he is not the rogue he is painted. The only way they can think of to rehabilitate Adonis without horrifying every adult around is to ride him in secret, and that brings its own problems.

Out now.

Authors A–Z is where you’ll find information on pony book authors: the encyclopaedia part of the site

Not all authors have yet been moved over to this site, particularly American authors. You can still find my old site here.

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Author Jane Badger

Heroines on Horseback

The pony book galloped onto the children’s book scene with a flick of its rosetted bridle, and has remained a fixture ever since. Brave girls and nervous ones, scruffy ponies and ornaments of the show ring cantered through pony tale after pony tale, all fallen upon by an audience desperate to read anything that reflected their own passion for the pony.

Books, Mud and Compost. And Horses. Read my blog here.

Do write in and tell us what you think…

Do write in and tell us what you think…

'Would you like to write something for my blog?' asked Jane. 'If you did, perhaps you could make it something…

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The Saving of the Railway Horse

The Saving of the Railway Horse

If you travel on the railway now, you'd never know that the horse had been an essential part of its…

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The Jinny Books by Patricia Leitch (2)

The Jinny Books by Patricia Leitch (2)

After the Gold Horseshoe edition of the 1990s (which you can see, along with the earlier editions, here), there were…

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The Jinny Books by Patricia Leitch (1)

The Jinny Books by Patricia Leitch (1)

Patricia Leitch's Jinny books are Marmite: you either love or loathe. I only met the first two, For Love of…

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About Jane Badger

I’m a freelance writer, editor and proof reader. I’ve written Heroines on Horseback (2019), a gallop through the pony book in children’s fiction, and have written the world’s largest website on equine literature.

I’ve now started a publishing company to bring back the classics of pony fiction.

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