The Exmoor Pony Chronicles

Author: Sue Baker

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780857043153


Page: 160

View: 7752

`Finding out about Exmoor ponies and the people involved in their world at various times inthe past has been like panning for gold ¿ I¿ve had to examine a lot of material, sometimeswithout result, but when a small nugget of the ponies¿ story first sparkles, that is so exciting.¿Sue Baker has spent many years searching through long-forgotten documents andphotographs and listening to the stories passed down through Exmoor families. Her`prospecting¿ has resulted in this intimate portrayal of the ponies and the community ofpeople who over the years have ensured their well-being.This book is a miscellany of all things Exmoor pony: turning its pages may bring thereader to ponies harnessed for warfare; to meetings with a literary legend and a famouscowboy; to paintings by Britain¿s greatest equestrian artists; to stories of Exmoors travellingto the Antipodes; to pony sales from central London to deepest Exmoor; to the Exmoor PonySociety secretary who became a horse trainer for Her Majesty the Queen; to lyrical poems;to how one Exmoor pony lived with bison; to threats from pony-rustling; to pony sculpting;to tales of ponies being a shepherd¿s pillow or transport for the rabbit-catcher.Within The Exmoor Pony Chronicles are answers to questions such as: Did the Aclandstruly conserve Exmoor¿s indigenous pony? Where were Exmoor foals hidden upstairs in apub? Who crossed an Exmoor pony with a wild ass? Can Exmoor ponies see pixies? And,once and for all, did soldiers really use Exmoor¿s ponies for target practice in WWII?All this and more can be found in this fascinating and generously illustrated compendium.

A Slave's Quest

The Chronicles of Exmoor - Book 1

Author: S.L. Kliever

Publisher: Word Alive Press

ISBN: 1770693815

Category: Fiction

Page: 284

View: 8540

Joe Rufus is a slave girl disguised as a boy for her own safety. After her father is unjustly accused of attempted murder, and sentenced to hang, life goes from bad to worse. With a hunger for revenge, Joe sets out on a quest to find the princess and rightful heir to the throne and to help rid the country of Exmoor of The Gazers. But before she can start on this quest, she must first escape slavery. Will the outlaws help her? Where has the princess been hiding all these years? And where is the missing church minister, Father Abner?

The Horse in the Middle Ages

Author: Ann Hyland

Publisher: Sutton Pub Limited


Category: History

Page: 180

View: 4970

Comprehensive and illustrated study of the horse in the mediaeval and early Tudor period. Ann Hyland discusses the working horse, warhorse, horse breeding and trading and the whole infrastructure of grooms, farriers, wheelwrights and cordwainers which kept the mediaeval equine world running.