Ponies, ponies, ponies
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A & C Black, London, 1939, 216 pp. Illus Cecil G Trew
Felicity has a grey Welsh Mountain pony, Topsy. Deva, a gipsy boy, rescues Topsy when her field floods, and
Felicity wants to reward him and get to know him better. Deva however was intending to steal Topsy, so doesn’t
think he deserves any reward. Time passes: Felicity and her cousin Raymond ride in a pageant, and then they
meet Deva and his family and buy a skewbald from them. Deva, it appears, is caught red-
the pony (Gipsy) back, and is to be sent to a remand home. Felicity decides she must bail him out of the home
by selling Gipsy.
Frederick Warne, London, 1949, 253 pp.
A story in two halves, the first being a conventional adventure story, and the second introducing elements of
E O Beck, London, 1956, 206 pp. Illus Cavesson
“Terence and Bridget love riding, but have only one pony between them. Then a new riding school opens
and they have many adventures gathering together a string of ponies and children to start off the school.
One of the ponies is circus trained, and two of the children are wonderful acrobats which helps them all
put on a circus to raise funds.
During wartime, and until rationing ended, magazines no longer appeared as monthly issues. Riding Magazine used various methods of dating magazines; hence “Spring” and “March-
The Red Ribbon
Riding Magazine, March 1937
More About Merrylegs in Wartime
Riding Magazine, Spring 1942, illus Cavesson
Riding Magazine, July-
Susan to the Rescue
Riding Magazine, March-
Merrylegs and the Moose
Riding Magazine, May/June, 1949, illus Cavesson
Bunty and Angus
Pony Magazine, serial (August 1952 -
Riding Magazine, December 1951
Seeing is Believing
Percy’s Pony Annual, 1953, illus Cavesson
Riding Magazine, May 1953, illus Cavesson