I suppose this not a ‘pony book’ in the traditional sense. The black horse is mysterious, and mythical, and is certainly not going to win the show-jumping at the local show. Whilst the children are fond of the ponies, there is no deep bond between a girl and a special pony, which is central to many pony books.
I’d recommend this to anyone who likes the work of Patricia Leitch, wants a horse story with a difference, or is fond of good old stories of children in an old house, solving a mystery. (Lucinda)
Author: Patricia Leitch