The Hermit’s Horse

One of the very few pony books to tackle the subject of mental health.

Publishing history
Armada, London, paperback, 1974
Severn House, London, 1985

Matthew and his sister Sophie are not supposed to go near the hermit’s house, but after a large bay horse arrives, they do. They find he is not what they thought, and slowly he and the hermit seem as if they are mending, but this is not a book with an easy ending.

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Diana Pullein-Thompson