Riders, Readers, Romance: A Short History of the Pony Story

  • Jenny Kendrick
Keywords: pony, romance


Review of:

Dorsey, Angela. A Horse Called Freedom. Markham, ON: Scholastic, 2004.

Koops, Sheena. Voice of the Valley. Victoria: Orca, 2006.

Siamon, Sharon. Free Horse. Mustang Mountain. North Vancouver: Walrus, 2004.

Siamon, Sharon. Dark Horse. Mustang Mountain. North Vancouver: Walrus, 2005.

Siamon, Sharon. Gallop to the Sea. Saddle Island. North Vancouver: Walrus, 2006.

White, Julie. The Secret Pony. Winlaw: Sono Nis, 2004.


DOI: 10.1353/jeu.2010.0012

Author Biography

Jenny Kendrick

Having thoroughly enjoyed studying on the MA in Children’s Literature at Roehampton University, Jenny Kendrick has recently returned there to begin a PhD on British equine fiction in the interwar years. Her most recent publication was a chapter entitled “Equine fiction between the wars and the woman who called herself ‘Golden Gorse’’’ in Out of the Attic: Some Neglected Children’s Authors of the Twentieth Century, edited by Pat Pinsent (Pied Piper, 2006). Jenny has taught A-Level English in adult education for many years, and greatly values the opportunity to introduce literature to students who are excited about returning to education. Despite her interest in horse and pony fiction, Jenny is not herself a rider, but has spent many a muddy hour supporting her horse-riding children.

How to Cite
Kendrick, J. (1). Riders, Readers, Romance: A Short History of the Pony Story. Jeunesse: Young People, Texts, Cultures, 1(2). Retrieved from https://jeunessejournal.ca/index.php/yptc/article/view/42
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