For Love of a Horse

The first Jinny story, in which Jinny sees Shantih, and spends a desperate winter trying to catch the mare after she escapes from the circus that owned her.

The first of the Jinny series: Jinny’s family are moving to Finmory in Scotland, away from urban Stopton.  Jinny sees an Arab mare being terribly mistreated in a circus. The horse escapes onto the moors, and Jinny tries, and tries to catch her.  At last, in a bitter winter which has nearly killed the horse, she succeeds.

Publishing history
Armada Original, 1976, 125 pp.
Armada White Horseshoe edition, 1984
Armada Gold Horseshoe edition, 1992, 1993
Severn House, 1979, hardback with dustjacket
Compilation: (with For Love of a Horse & Summer Riders) Armada, 1992
Catnip, London, 2010, 210 pp.

The Jinny series
For Love of a Horse
A Devil to Ride
The Summer Riders
Night of the Red Horse
Gallop to the Hills
Horse in a Million
The Magic Pony
Ride Like The Wind
Chestnut Gold
Jump for the Moon
Horse of Fire
Running Wild

Other editions

Foreign language editions


Year published

London, 1974


Leitch, Patricia