Tag Archives: Horse

The Horse on the Island

Plot

Fiona McDonald and her family moved to the island of Rath for her father’s health. Fiona was lonely and was disliked by the island children. Then she found an injured horse in the sea, she called him Neptune and decided keep him secretly on a small island that was connected to the main island, by a causeway at low tide.

Notes

  • Artist: Hugh Thornton-Jones

Appeared

  • The Horse on the Island – Tracy: #239 (28 April 1984) – #253 (4 August 1984)

Pony in Peril

Plot

When a mystery disease turned horses into savages, all the horses in the world had to be tracked down and destroyed. Many years later (in the  21st century) Willa James had found a pony in welsh mountains while on holidays. She befriended the pony she named Max and ran off with him when people thought he was dangerous.

Notes

Appeared

  • Pony in Peril – Debbie: #325 (5 May 1979) – #332 (23 June 1979)

A Pony for Laura

Plot

Laura Walsh, a young schoolgirl, was left a pony, Misty, by on old woman whom she had befriended and she also inherited a field and cottage. Even with the inheritance Laura still needed money to pay for Misty’s keep and a gymkhana was Laura’s only hope of winning money. Unfortunately Laura had a rival in the wealthy and jealous, Alison Swayle, whose father wanted Laura’s site for a building.

Notes

Appeared

  • A Pony for Laura – Debbie: #303 (2 December 1978) – #309 (13 January 1979)

A Horse for Hilda

Plot

Hilda Newman had discovered a love of horse riding, which her mother strongly objected to, because Hilda was blind and she was afraid she would get hurt. People were also against Hilda’s horse, Buccaneer, who worked well with Hilda but was good tempered around others due to mistreatment in the past.

horse for hilda

Notes

  • Text story

Appeared

  • A Horse for Hilda – #86 (05 October 1974) -#97 (21 December 1974)

Honey

Plot

As a result of a bad illness as a child Gail Newington had grown up spoilt and selfish. Then her welsh grandfather came to live with the family and bought Gail a very unusual pony called Honey. Honey’s actions seem to make Gail a better person.

Notes

  • Photo Story

Appeared

  • Honey – Suzy: #01(11 September 1982) – #07 (23 October 1982)

Dangerous Days for…Diana Evans

Plot

Diana Evans has been tricked into going to the small country of Lituanna with her pony, Bronwen, bought by King Remo, who wants Diane to teach his daughter, Zahra, to ride. Diana discovers that the people of Lituanna live in fear of their High Priest, whose temple she accidentally comes upon. Puzzled as to why she has been brought to Lituanna. Diana asks the crippled King Remo for an explanation.

dangerous days for dian evans

Notes

  • Text story

Appeared

  • Dangerous Days for…Diana Evans – Judy:  circa #144 (13 October 1962) – #152?

No-One Cares for Cara

Plot:

During the eighteenth century, times were hard for Cora Thatcher’s parents and they were forced to sell their fine horse, Starlight.  Charles Beaufort, a wealthy landowner, bought the horse for his spoilt daughter, Clarissa. Because no-one else could handle the horse, except Cora, she was “bought” too.  Although the valuable horse was well fed and tended, life was grim for Cora.

no-one cares for cora

Notes:

Appeared:

  • No-One Cares for Cara –  Bunty:  ? – #1380 (23 June 1984)