Dora at Follyfoot

The pony Barney is sold to an ignorant family by a dealer who is less than straight. When the drugs calming Barney wear off, he is unrideable. Dora takes him to Follyfoot, realising that his behaviour is a result of fear.

Publishing history
Heinemann 1972 hb (simultaneously in hb)
Pan Books pb 1972
Heinemann, pb, 1988
Mammoth pb 1992
Andersen, London, 2011, 192 pp.
In Follyfoot Farm, Heinemann, 1973, with Follyfoot
InThe Follyfoot Collection, Dean 1991

The pony Barney is sold to an ignorant family by a dealer who is less than straight. When the drugs calming Barney wear off, he is unrideable. Dora takes him to Follyfoot, realising that his behaviour is a result of fear. She buys a horse at the market (or a tleast, Ron does, and Dora has to pay him back.) To raise the money, Barney is entered in the Midnight
Steeplecase to try and win the £100 first prize.

The Follyfoot series
Cobbler’s Dream (reprinted as New Arrival at Follyfoot)
Follyfoot
Dora at Follyfoot
The Horses of Follyfoot
Stranger at Follyfoot

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Monica Dickens