So I am just thinking back to my childhood and remember a book that my sister and I used to share, devoured from cover to cover many times. It was about learning to ride and also pony care. I wonder if anybody else had the same one?
From what I remember it was:
- Brown cover, laminated paperback, with a photo of a girl with a pony in a possible round shape on the front.
- Girl may or may not have been wearing a pony club tie but was anyway I think dressed in cream jods, brown jod boots, shirt and tie. It may have been a pony club publication but I can't remember.
- It was a paperback normal 'fiction' sized book, i.e. a bit smaller than A5, and was a couple of cm thick, quite thick paper. Definitely not an annual.
- Inside, it was black and white, with pencil illustrations.
- Of its era in terms of quite strict expectations about smart dress for riding etc. but far less about hats and so on! They had a sketch of a riding school out for a hack all in tweed jackets and so on.
- Had quite a bit, considering I am sure it was aimed at children, about conformation, and about health, I remember sketches of a horse with pigeon toes, cow hocks, strangles etc.
Does anybody remember anything like this?