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Reawakened the pony girl in me...
on 18 March 2012
As a former pony mad girl, I was sold on this by the KM Peyton quote and thought it would be fun to catch up on old interests. Less than a chapter in, I was so absorbed I forgot to get off the bus until it terminated. Every page reminded me of my childhood and forgotten friends in the shape of people I rode with, the ponies I adored, the names of breeds and tack and the pony books I had my nose in if I wasn't mucking out a stable.
This is a rare book, teaching me a lot about the adult I am now and the child I was then, and almost bringing tears of happiness to my eyes as I remembered how much I loved horse-riding, even though it's 20 years since I was astride a horse. I bought a second copy for the childhood best friend I got back in touch with recently and finally forgave her for being smarter, prettier and having had her own pony when we were kids.
But best of all, it reminded that I could still have horses in my life even though I live in Brixton these days and I'm saving up for my first riding lesson as an adult thanks to Susanna (if I don't blow all my cash revisiting Jinny and Jill and co on Amazon first...)