Classic pony books

Available again

There are over 40 titles out now. Coming soon:

Diana Pullein-Thompson

Ponies in the Valley (out now)

Ponies on the Trail (out now)

Ponies in Peril (out now)

Joanna Cannan

Another Pony for Jean (on pre-order now) released 24 June 2021

More Ponies for Jean (on pre-order soon) released 29 July 2021

Many titles are also now available on Kobo.

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Diana Pullein-Thompson
Ponies in Peril

What would you do to save ponies from being sold for meat?

Ponies in Peril sees Diana Pullein-Thompson return to traditional Pullein-Thompson territory: breaking and schooling ponies. It has the trademark solid educational element all the best Pullein-Thompson novels have, and perhaps for that reason is a story that has more to it than the previous two books did. I couldn't help but be involved with the progress of each of the ponies as Sandy and Fergie battle against time to save them.

And how did they come by them in the first place? After a neighbour dies, his heir has decided to sell his six unbroken Welsh ponies for meat. And to slaughter they will go unless Sandy and Fergie can come up with the money to save them, fast. Finding the money is not their only problem: with three ponies of their own already, they need to break the new ponies in and find them good homes. And they've never done it before …

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.

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Lights! Camera! Action! The joys of the photo shoot.

Lights! Camera! Action! The joys of the photo shoot.

by Janet Rising For many years I taught riding. I also used to run riding school pony weeks – five…

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Pony Tales and Puffin Books III

Pony Tales and Puffin Books III

Eleanor Graham retired as editor of Puffin Books in 1961. Her place was taken, briefly, by Margaret Clark (who was…

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Pony Tales and Puffin Books II

Pony Tales and Puffin Books II

Puffin Picture Books to me had it just right. Their illustrations were things of simple beauty. They weren’t in any…

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Pony Tales and Puffin Books I

Pony Tales and Puffin Books I

When I wrote Heroines on Horseback, I looked briefly at the impact that the development of paperback publishing had on the…

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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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Cover images

Photo by Thibault Carron on Unsplash

Photo (Fell pony) Ruth Chamberlain – Ruth on the Hoof

Photo (clouds) by Julian Rayar on Unsplash