Side-saddle isn't easy …

Caroline’s cousins have several surprises for her. They have a plan. It involves a horse. And a side-saddle. And someone who will ride the horse side-saddle to glory in the showring. All they need to do now is get Caroline to be that person, but Caroline is not keen; not keen at all. Even the eccentric but eminently practical help of Mr Marmalade the side-saddle expert does not seem as if it will be enough.

I'd Rather Not Gallop also includes a short story about the showing family: The Lamentable Leading Rein. Caroline wrote three short stories about the family, all of which were published in the Pony Magazine Annual. They are tricky for the collector to track down, so I'm delighted to be able to include one each in these republished books.

I'd Rather Not Gallop is the second of Caroline Akrill's Showing series about Caroline and her cousins, and was first published in 1975.

The book is available worldwide from Amazon.

Other books in the series available from Jane Badger Books:

Caroline Canters Home
If I Could Ride