Finding our Stirrups

If only money were enough to make you competent. In ponybook land, it rarely is.

Publishing history
Lutterworth, 1961, illus Wendy Marchant

Helen and Gay and their brother Bobbie move to Dartmoor after their father starts to make money from his painting. Alas, though they are convinced they are good riders, it soon emerges that they don’t know as much as they thought, and they antagonise some of the horsy families living nearby. Their parents buy Helen and Gay lovely ponies, which they do eventually learn to ride, as well as finding a way to make friends with their enemies.







Jean Kinnaird