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Katy the Cabby

Plot

Katy Talbot’s father runs a taxi service, but then there is a mysterious fire in which his taxi is destroyed. The Talbots suspect Tim Blundstone, who runs a rival taxi service, but cannot prove it. Katy restarts the family taxi business with an old-fashioned horse and cab, but Blundstone is out to sabotage her.

Notes

Appeared

  • Katy the Cabby –  Bunty: circa #857 (15 June 1974) – (?)

The Westfield Wager

Plot

Rose Westfield’s Uncle Joshua has gambled away most of the family’s prized possessions. Then he makes a wager with Sir Ralph Granger, staking all the money Sir Ralph has won from him against Rose’s horse Midnight that she can ride from Land’s End to John O’Groats in ten days. If she fails, she loses Midnight, but agrees to the race on condition her Uncle Josh give up gambling. Rose is confident of winning, but is up against added difficulties of Sir Ralph’s groom Sykes out to stop her and then her eyesight beginning to fail after a blow to her head.

Notes

Appeared

  • The Westfield Wager  –  Bunty: #1616 (31 December 1988) – #1627 (18 March 1989)

Dad Must Never Know!

Plot

Sally Randall wants to be a show-jumper, but her father has banned ponies. Crippled show-jumper Ruth Hanbury has secretly trained Sally on her own pony, Storm. Sally is entering events under the name of “McAndrew” and competing in the Junior Championships. Then jealous Joyce Heath discovers that Sally is competing under a false name, which is grounds for disqualification. Sally has realised Joyce knows the truth but wonders why Joyce isn’t letting on. She does not realise that Joyce is trying to figure out her motive for competing under a false name, which must be a serious one, before reporting her.

Dad

Notes

Appeared

  • Dad Must Never Know! –  Mandy:  #1208 (10 March 1990) – #1218 (19 May 1990)

 

The Untamed Ones [1990]

Plot:

A girl called Spring and her horse Storm have been living ‘untamed’ on the moors. They are taken into a town to stay with ‘normal’ people. Storm does not like living in a stable, or Spring in a house. They run away together and escape back to their moors.

Notes:

Appeared:

  • The Untamed Ones –  Mandy: #1240 (20 October 1990) – #1250 (29 December 1990)

 

The Despised Ones

Plot

Text story. Callie Conway is bullied at school because she is plain, awkward and has no friends. Her Aunt Susan is no help because she is not really interested in Callie. Then Callie meets a kindred spirit in Clop, a pony who is being bullied by the other ponies because he is plain and awkward too. Callie gets a job at the stables so she can get close to Clop, but most of the things she does go wrong – as usual.

Despised

Notes

Appeared

  • The Despised Ones –  Mandy: #1139 (12 November 1988) – (?)

 

My Sister’s Pony

Plot

Ella Conway’s family had always been keen on horses. Her older sister, Delia, had shared their parents interest in dressage, while Ella preferred races and jumping. But after Delia was killed in an accident, her mother and father persuaded Ella to try riding Delia’s dressage pony, Silver Dream, in her place. Ella felt she would be forced to become just Delia’s shadow, and she vowed not to let this happen. She would secretly train the aloof, elegant pony to jump!

pony

Notes

  • Notes: Text story
  • Spot Art: Tom Hurst

Appeared

  • My Sister’s Pony –  Mandy: #1204 (10 February 1990) – #1207 (3 March 1990)

A Horse for Holly

Plot

Holly Reed works at Harding’s Riding Stables. The Hardings are hard employers, but Holly takes solace in Golden Harvest, her favourite horse. When Golden Harvest is injured in an accident, Holly offers to buy her to save her from being destroyed and then starts training her for a championship.

Holly

Notes:

  • Artist: Tom Hurst

Appeared

  • A Horse for Holly –  Mandy: #933 (1 December 1984) – #944 (16 February 1985)