Highland Pony Trek
The perfect story to get away from it all: set in the 1960s, this is a holiday story of ponies, the beautiful Scottish Highlands, and a touch of adventure when heroine Fiona decides to save her home by running pony treks. But the one thing that really might stop Fiona succeeding is Fiona herself. She’s not really managed to stick at anything before. She knows she gives up when things get difficult. And things do get difficult with the trekking business. Can Fiona overcome her biggest problem – herself?
This is one of my favourite Patricia Leitch titles, and you can see in it the genesis of the later Gill in Dream of Fair Horses and Jinny in the Jinny books. And there are plenty of Highland ponies, of course, and that never hurts.
I hope you like the Highland on the cover. I quite deliberately didn’t use the original cover for this book as it seems more appropriate for a jolly, pony girl-type adventure than one where the heroine’s problems include battling with her own character.
Originally published: 1964