Ponies, ponies, ponies
A Horse Called Holiday
When Middie sees Holiday, she knows he's the horse she's been waiting for -
show, and a horse that will win. But then she discovers Holiday is deaf, and as a result, very,
very scared. So far, Middie's always taken the easy way out, but that won’t help Holiday. She
loves the horse, but will that be enough?
A Guide for the Parents of Horse-
Half Halt Press, 1990, illus Lynn Lyons
Frances Wilbur guides the parent who has probably had nothing whatever to do with a horse
through the intricate maze necessary if your child has decided horses are their thing. She guides
the reader through selecting a riding school or instructor, what to know before buying a horse,
alternatives to horse ownership, and much, much more.
Frances Wilbur wrote one horse book for children, a dog story, and a non fiction guide for the parent of the horse mad child. Look closely at the cover of this book in the section below -
She was working on another book, The Horse Next Door, when she died in 2006. Her daugher, Margo Sorenson, is also an author.
Finding the books: none of her books were published in the UK, but are easy and cheap to source in the US.
Links and sources
Many thanks to Susan Bourgeau for supplying the information and photographs used in this section.