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Pony biographies/autobiographies

A listing of pony books where the pony tells its own story.

The pony biography, or autobiography, was the earliest style of pony book, and it held sway until the 1930s. It retained some popularity amongst younger authors, but is rare today.

Richard Ball: Broncho – the story of an ex war horse turned show jumper
Richard Ball: Penny Farthing – the story of a racehorse
Phyllis Briggs: Son of Black Beauty – sequel to Black Beauty
Walter Brooke: Gladeye the War Horse
Anne Bullen and Rosemary Oldfield: Darkie the Life Story of a Pony – Darkie does circus tricks, amongst other things
Garland Bullivant: Little Lass, Fortune’s Foal – early pony biographies
Peggie Cannam: Corn and Carrot Tops
Golden Gorse: Moorland Mousie, Older Mousie – an Exmoor pony tells his story
Esme Hamilton: Speedy  the story of an Irish pony
Marguerite Henry – most of her titles tell the story of a horse
J Ivester Lloyd: Joey, the Tale of a Pony
Cecilia Knowles: Hippo – a Welsh cob’s story
Cecilia Knowles: Hua Ma the Flower Pony – a China pony has a very varied life
Joan Lamburn: The Mushroom Pony – a fantastic pony tale
Joyce Mary Lennon: Misty, the Grey Pony
Pamela Macgregor Morris: Exmoor Ben  story of an Exmoor pony
Pamela Macgregor Morris: Topper – a Welsh pony’s story
Pamela Macgregor Morris: High Honours – a show jumper’s tale
Diana Pullein-Thompson: A Pony for Sale – Martini is broken in, and goes through several owners before finding happiness
Pullein-Thompson sisters: Black Beauty’s family series
Jean Rooke: Rufus the New Forest Pony
Anna Sewell: Black Beauty – the ultimate horse story
Glenda Spooner: Royal Crusader  a horse’s progression after being loaned out
John Thorburn: Hildebrand  mad story of a horse with attitude
Daphne Winstone: Flame – the story of an Exmoor cross