White Poles

Jenny is given a pony by her grandmother. He can jump, and Jenny develops an ambition to ride at the International Horse Show.

Publishing history
HFG Witherby, London,1954, 143pp,  illus Peter Biegel

Jenny is given a pony by her grandmother for her birthday. Before she had this pony, she was only allowed to ride an elderly pony as someone in her family was killed in a hunting accident. It turns out the new pony can jump, and as the new cowman fortunately used to be in the cavalry, he teaches Jenny, though he does scare her sometimes with his unexpectedly loud voice. Her ambition, though, is to ride at the International Horse Show.

Acute readers may notice a certain similarity between this and Bred in the Bone.

Sequel
Look Before You Leap

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shirley Faulkner-Horne