Blackie & Son, London, 1955, illus Robert Hodgson. 205 pp.
Not really a pony story: it’s a holiday adventure (involving ponies at one point) in which Mr Strickland decides to teach his horrible children several much needed lessons about Life. The children’s mother has died, and Mr Strickland, by his own admission, has not done the best job of bringing them up. When he inherits a large sum of money, the children are all determined in their various ways to achieve their selfish dreams. In a last ditch effort to improve their characters, Mr Strickland makes the whole lot of them go on a (quite literal) journey and make their own way.