Ponies, ponies, ponies
Jan Royce Conant
Gordon Wright Publishing, 1964, 99p, illus Jan Royce Conant
Pat Cranwell wants to start a riding stable and has to struggle in order to find the right horses for her
pupils to ride.
Jan Royce Conant was born in Boston, Massachusetts. An animal behaviourist and judge, as well as an artist, she has illustrated seven books, including her own Half Pint and Children of Light.
Jan Royce Conant studied at Milton Academy, the Boston School of the Museum of Fine Arts and the Cincinnati Art Academy. She has owned two equestrian farms: Tinker Hill Farm and Stonehill Farm. Though she is now semi-
Her Half Pint and Others is a fictionalised account of her own experiences running a riding school when she was 18.
Finding the book: the book is reasonably easy to find in the USA.
Links and sources
Terri A. Wear: Horse Stories, an Annotated Bibliography, Scarecrow Press, 1987
Jan Royce Conant’s website
Jan Royce Conant again
Many thanks to Lisa Catz for the photograph.