Ponies, ponies, ponies
A Kingdom in a Horse
Harper & Row, New York, 1965, 143 pp, cover Lydia Rosier
Harper Trophy, New York, 1966
David’s father refuses to let David follow his career as a rodeo clown. As David’s
father was gored by two bulls in the ring, this is perhaps understandable, but
David sees it as a betrayal. He won’t let his father buy the mare Gypsy for him,
not wanting to get fond of another creature. Even though Gypsy is sold, David
still meets the mare, and learns to accept what he feels for her and for his father.
A review of the book on Pony Book Chronicles
Maia Wojciechowska (1927 -
Wojciechowska and her daughter Oriana owned a chestnut mare just like the horse in the book, Gypsy.
Finding the book: easy to find in the USA. It was not published in the UK.
Links and sources
Terri A. Wear: Horse Stories, an Annotated Bibliography, Scarecrow Press, 1987
New York Times obituary, June 21, 2002
Many thanks to Susan Bourgeau for the photographs