Little Australian Pony Girl

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'The ponies on our farm all get new rugs and shoes long before the people get any new clothes!' so said eight year old Emily to her mother. She was quite right, of course. This is the true story about an Australian childhood, where animals and hard work always come first. From sheep to saddles; rodeos to racing; brumbies to bridles: this is Emily's Australia. More

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About Ingrid M Smith

Ingrid was born of migrant parents who pioneered their own corner of rural NSW. Her Danish father and English mother encouraged reading at every level. The home was full of books of different languages and of every subject possible.
Ingrid began writing very early, winning prizes at school. When she was 14 years, she was runner-up in a national writing contest for school students, sponsored by Peter Leyden Publishing.
Ingrid has lived and worked in numerous places including London, Sydney and Canberra. She is married to Peter, a Computer Software Engineer and they have one daughter.
Ingrid uses the experiences from her own life in her writing.
She is proud to be a member of The Society of Women Writers of Western Australia.

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Review by: Sally Burnes on May 27, 2014 :
Thank you, what a lovely read.
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Review by: Justine Hart on Feb. 26, 2014 :
If you love ponies and horses this delightful book is for you. Little Australian Pony Girl is where we will totally move into the horse and pony world; where equestrian carnivals, rodeos and western horse events are a vital part of life. This fascinating tale is told by a young Emily Smith, who lives on a farm in Arcadia, north/west of Sydney. Emily’s life is devoted to taking care of ponies and horses as she moves us through an amazing range of days and weekends that have been taken up with grooming, training and preparing Candy the bay pony and Molly, the Welsh mountain pony for the next show or carnival. As Emily says: “One of the great things about horses is that you learn something new about them every day.” Many equestrian incidents are related: Chester loved peppermints, and knew just where to get them; Bubbles the Brumby became virtually unbeatable in competition and won a huge amount of ribbons after some hard training and Gumnut, the five week old colt won a blue ribbon 1st prize at his first show. What a wonderful surprise. There is also the close friendship between Candy and Nugget: the pet lamb and guess where Beau, the kitten likes to sleep? It truly is a precarious place! The practical aspects shine in this story, much is said on the preparation for the pony shows, the different events, the difficulties and the particular skills required. The Smith family have for generations been immersed in equine activities, so much vital information for horse health and care can be gained just by perusing the pages of this compendium. ‘The Little Australian Pony Girl’ is entertaining and informative, great for personal reading and an awesome gift. Blue ribbons for this book!
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