Ponies for Hire

Kirsty and her family are struggling to survive on her croft, so she and her friend Nick start a ponytrekking operation.

Publishing history
Collins, London, 1967, illus Sheila Rose
Harcourt, Brace & World, New York, 1967
Reprinted in Three Great Ponies Stories, Collins, 1971

Ponies for Hire sees Kirsty and her family struggling to survive through farming on their croft. Kirsty’s brother, Robbie, has had enough of farming using Highland pony horsepower, and wants a tractor. If he can’t farm in an easier way, he’ll go off to sea. Kirsty of course is desperate for this not to happen. Her widowed mother starts to
take in holiday makers to make enough money to pay for the tractor, and Kirsty, together with their first guest, Nick, start a small trekking operation with the rest of the community’s ponies, fortunately on their summer break from farming.

Other editions

 

 

 

 

 

 

Margaret MacPherson