Keir, Christine

About the author

Christine Keir was a pseudonym used by Christine Pullein-Thompson. As far as I know, she only wrote one book under this name: The Impossible Horse. This was something of a departure for Christine, as it involved romance, which is possibly why she used a different name for the book. When the book came to be republished by Dragon Books, it was badged as being by Christine Pullein-Thompson, so presumably pony book fans had not been irretrievably cast down by the addition of romance to a pony story.


The Impossible Horse

(as Christine Keir)
Evans, London, 1957, illus Maurice Tulloch
Reprinted in pb by Dragon in 1972 as by Christine Pullein-Thompson

Jan Craigson sees the beautiful bay Benedictine out hunting, when he rears and badly injures Sonia Stanmore. Jan has just started taking horses to school now that she has left school, and she is convinced that she can re-school Benedictine and return him to the horse he was before the Stanmores bought him.