Sandy moves to the country, and, oh joy, the new house has a paddock, a stable, and even some jumps: now Sandy can fulfil her dream of having a pony. However, the expensive ponies she sees just don’t seem right, and then she meets Karen, who tells her about Tarka, skin and bone after a cold winter out. Sandy buys Tarka, but then there is a struggle before she is fit.
Under the name Janet Eliot, Collins Spitfire, pb, 1967
Collins Pony Library, London, 1973
Author: Patricia Leitch