Tag Archives: horses

Peri of the Ponies

Plot

Peri Wills was a girl with a special way  with ponies. She had the chance of attending a first-class pony school and there she learnt a great deal. But through a misunderstanding, she had to leave before taking her instructor’s certificate. Her longing to be with ponies led her to take an unpaid job at a ramshackle riding school kept by Mr and Mrs Hopkins.
Peri started to groom one of the ponies.

Notes

  • Art: Ron Smith

Appeared

  • Peri of the Ponies – Judy: #559 (26 September 1970) – #573 (2 January 1971)

Poor Penny

Plot

Julia Hardy went to college and  wanted to leave her pony, Penny, with someone. Two girls were keen to take her,  Marion and Donna were taking turns looking after her. Sally Slater, who loved Penny was keeping an eye on Penny as she was not happy with the arrangement.

poor penny

Notes

  • Art: Carlos Freixas

Appeared

  • Poor Penny – Bunty: #1678 (10 March 1990) – #1686 (5 May 1990)

A Racehorse of Her Own

Plot

Shirley Wilson raises Hope, a young racehorse abandoned at birth by her wealthy father. She has to pay for all the expenses as her father believes in working hard for money, so she takes a job with a rag-and-bone man. When Dad demands Hope back later on, she refuses. He agrees to let her keep Hope on condition she still pay for expenses, which are even more costly now.

racehorse

Notes

  • Artist: Dudley Wynne

Appeared

  • A Racehorse of Her Own – Bunty: #876 (26 October 1974) – #895 (8 March 1975)
  • Reprinted – Lucky Charm #11 (1981)

The Flying Milkmaid

Plot

Tina Trotter, a brilliant natural runner, was being trained by athletics coach Madge Keen, who also made Tina a guest at the exclusive Seadune Athletics Club. Tina had learned her running on her daily milk-round,  and her main concern in life was Baldy, the horse who had pulled the milk-cart. The Club officials soon realised that they had a star runner in Tina and, to humour her, had agreed to stabling Baldy in the Club grounds.

flying milkmaid

Notes

  • Artist: Oliver Passingham
  • The story is influenced by the 1956  text story “The Flying Milkman” in Adventure

Appeared

  • The Flying Milkmaid – Judy: circa #641 (22 April 1972)  -(?)
  • Reprinted – Judy:  #1073 (02  August  1980) – #1084 (18 October 1980)

Pony Tales

Plot:

A humour strip about a horses and horse riding, sometimes with helpful tips.

pony tales

Notes:

Appeared:

  • Pony Tales –  Judy:  circa #784 (18 Januaray 1975) – (?)

Other Appearances: 

  • Pony Tales – Judy Annual 1976
  • Pony Tales – Judy Annual 1979
  • Pony Tales – Judy Annual 1982
  • Pony Tales –  Judy Annual 1984
  • Pony Tales – Judy Annual 1985
  • Pony Tales –  Judy Annual 1987
  • Pony Tales – Judy Annual 1988
  • Pony Tales – Judy Annual 1989

I Want to be a Jockey!

Plot:

Orphan Penny Prentice longed to be a jockey. When helped by a mysterious, ghostly rider, she returned a valuable horse which had strayed from Marston Stables. Dick Foster, owner of the Stables, offered her a job as a racing apprentice.

i want to be a jockey

Notes:

Appeared:

  • I Want to be a Jockey!  – Judy:  783 (11 January 1975) – (?)

 

Jumping Jenny

Plot:

Against her father’s advice, Jenny Holland has taken a job with Burt Finney, an American horse-breeder. She is to school some of his young horses, including Rocky, her own colt, which her father forced her to sell. On arrival at Ridge Farm in the United States, she is given a chilly reception by Burt’s sister-in-law, Ada Finney, and his niece, Marsha.

jumping jenny

Notes:

Appeared:

  • Jumping Jenny – Judy:   circa 394 (29 July 1967) – (?)

 

Rough Rider Ruth

Plot:

Ruth Jordan, an expert with  horses, lives on a farm in Kentucky, where her father, Red Jordan, breeds horses and trains others for special purposes. A film studio has sent a horse, Star, for training, but mysterious attempts are made to harm the horse, and Ruth is attacked. Ruth thinks that her own horse, Queen, will be able to pick out the attacker, but just after suggesting this to her father Queen collapses.

rough rider ruth

Notes:

Appeared:

  • Rough Rider Ruth – Judy:   388 (17 June 1967) – (?)

 

Rocky – The Wild One

Plot:

Young Joan Trench has at last achieved her dream of owning her own pony. Rocky, a young moorland pony, is high-spirited, but Joan is determined to train him to be a good show jumper. In his first show Rocky jumps well, but, at the last jump two dogs upset his concentration and Joan has to be content with second place.

An updated version of the story appeared in picture story format and Joan Trench now called Debbie Trench

the wild one

(The Wild One – 1966)

rocky wild one

(Rocky – the Wild One – 1988, Art by Oliver Passingham

Notes:

  • Text Story later updated to picture story
  • Art: Oliver Passingham (1988)

Appeared:

  • The Wild One (text)  – Judy:   #327 (16 April 1966) – #331 (14 May 1966)
  • Updated as Rocky – the Wild One (picture) – circa #1495 (03 Sep. 1988) – (?)