Ponies, ponies, ponies
Her horse, Miss Moo, features in Dawn Ride, and many of the people and animals: Melody, Katy, Heather, Issy, Phillip and Debby, and Erin, are based on real people. Karin Petersen-
Finding the books: if you want to read her books, you are alas in for a struggle. Her adult novel (The Act of Love) is very easy to find, but neither of the pony books are: they are very rare indeed.
Links and sources
Covers of Karin Petersen-
Many thanks to Danyele Foster for the information in this section.
Hodder and Stoughton, NSW, 1993, 143pp.
Melody and her mother are leaving England to live in Australia. Because of a family tragedy,
Melody has not been able to ride, but when they move to Sydney, she starts riding at Horses
for Courses. She and her friend Katy train for the dawn ride, but they have spoilt Bronwyn to
Hodder Headline Australia Pty Ltd, NSW, 1994, 171 pp.
Melody and her friends are going to enter a gymkhana at the local riding school, but the
competitive spirit takes over, and their lives change.