Aunt Katherine understands her young niece’s intense longing to own and ride a pony, and wishes to give some cautionary advice.
These letters to Phoebe begin with her Aunt’s experiences as a small child in England, describing the way some household commodities were once delivered by horse-drawn vehicle. She writes about gypsies, ponies, and her secret mission to make life better for animals everywhere - especially ponies.
On emigrating to New Zealand, the author shares her delight in discovering a very different life, where the horse world is open to her - even though owning a horse herself is unlikely.
Aunt Katherine shares the joys to be had in the New Zealand countryside, and reminds her young reader to exercise caution while enjoying the ponies and horses in her life: caveat emptor.
An adult reader will also enjoy these experiences with all things equestrian.
Jo T N Murphy (MA Hons) lives in Waikanae, Wellington province, NZ. Originally from Essex, at the age of ten she emigrated to New Zealand with her family in the summer of 1949/50.The long journey is documented as her diary in a previous book HALFWAY AROUND THE WORLD. She has four grown children, eight grandchildren and two great grandchildren.After homemaking and children, Jo worked as secretary to a Professor in Banking and Management at Massey University, and later as editor of the Massey University Newsletter, also responsible for media releases and faculty booklets.She continues to write, and is now working on her next title NO FIXED ABODE.
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