Follyfoot

The Pinecrest Hotel has stables attached, but they are a nightmare for the horses living there. A groom there, sacked for trying to stop a mare with terrible saddle sores being used, tries to persuade Follyfoot to take her.

Publishing history
Heinemann 1971 hb (simultaneously in hb and pb)
Pan books pb 1971
Heinemann, pb, 1988
Mammoth pb 1992
Fabbri Publishing Ltd, 1992
Andersen, London, 2010, 192 pp.
In Follyfoot Farm, Heinemann, 1973, with Follyfoot
In The Follyfoot Collection, Dean 1991

 

The Pinecrest Hotel has stables attached, but they are a nightmare for the horses living there. Agroom there, sacked for trying to stop a mare with terrible saddle sores being used, tries to persuade Follyfoot to take her. The slimy hotel owner is eventually persuaded to let the mare come to recuperate. She is in foal, and although chased from her stable by the hotel owner’s bullying sons, and then foaling in a ditch, the foal, Folly, is saved  and the mare eventually pulls round.

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

Other editions  

 

 

 

 

Monica Dickens