Mary Schroeder was born in 1903, and spent her childhood in Yorkshire, holidaying on the Isle of Man and in the Lake District. The family offered prizes of a penny for their literary efforts, so Mary competed with her two brothers and sister for these. She won a scholarship to the University of Cambridge, and when she left worked as a teacher, journalist, and training college lecturer, and wrote history books for children. She lived in Northumberland.
My Horse Says is not a pony book in the strict sense, but it is a good read, even if the horse is purely imaginary!
Finding the book
My Horse Says is reasonably easy to find in all its printings, and is usually reasonably priced.
The Puffin edition of My Horse Says, 1967