The Snow Pony

Three years of drought have turned the Riley’s farm into a dirt patch. The whole family is strained. With that, and her best friend’s move to boarding school in the city, Dusty’s whole life seems to be unraveling. Her only consolation is the Snow Pony.

Printing history
Allen and Unwin, New South Wales, 2001
HMH Books for Young Readers, 2003

Three years of drought have turned the Riley’s farm into a dirt patch. The whole family is strained. With that, and her best friend’s move to boarding school in the city, Dusty’s whole life seems to be unravelling. Her only consolation is the Snow Pony. Dusty first sees the wild brumby up on the Plains, and can think of little else. When her father catches the horse, the Snow Pony will accept one rider – Dusty. When sudden violence erupts during a trip to the mountains, Dusty and her horse find themselves tested as never before.

 

Alison Lester