Webster, Joanne

About the author

Joanne Webster lived in Bristol, and worked as a radiographer. She has three children, and has also worked as a teacher. Besides her three pony stories, she has also contributed to The Teacher and Teacher’s World. She has written three pony books about Lolly.

Finding the books
All the books are readily available in paperback. Hardbacks of all the titles have become much more difficult to find.

Links and sources
Dustjacket of Horse on a Hilltop


The Lolly series
Nobody’s Horse
Horse on a Hilltop
Horses is Like People


nobody’s horse

Hodder & Stoughton, 1975, illus Harry Bishop
Knight, pb, 1980

Thieves have struck at the local riding school. Lolly’s favourite horse, Knocker, has been stolen, even though he’s a difficult horse whom only Lolly can love. The thieves reckeon without Lolly’s determination, as she sticks with them.

Horse on a Hilltop

Hodder & Stoughton, 1976, illus Sheila Bewley
Beaver, pb, 1981

Lolly keeps her pony Knocker in Top Field. The only problem is that to get there, Lolly has to walk past an old stone cottage, where Old Jacob lives. Old Jacob frightens Lolly silly, but unless she overcomes her fear, she’ll never get Knocker ready for the show.

Horses is Like People

Hodder & Stoughton, 1979, illus Beryl Saunders
Beaver, pb, 1981, illus  Trevor Parkin

Now that she’s moved to Keynford, Lolly has a five mile journey to visit her pony, Knocker. She’s not too keen on her stepfather, Hiram, either. When Lolly finds a new home for Knocker, he’s not at all keen on it – just as reluctant to adapt to new situations as is Lolly.