Blackie, London, 1985, illus Shirley Bellwood
Dan Fisher, an outcast at school, longs for a pony of his own. His father is dead, and his mother works long hours, so he has plenty of time for befriending Gina, a black pony he finds in a field. Dan also befriends Alf, who teaches him to ride. Then Dan finds that Gina is due to be sent to the knacker’s, and has a desperate fight to save her. A good gentle read for the younger reader.