Rita Lyttle

British author. Ms. Lyttle loved horses from an early age. She worked as a singer, songwriter and business woman but returned to her love of horses when writing her only novel, which was of course a pony story. Although written well past the golden era of the pony book, the book is traditional in theme, with the tried and tested lack of money versus horse ownership scenario plus a mystery also thrown in for good measure. We also like the title!


Horse and Pony Books

PONY MADNESS
FIRST EDITION HODDER & STOUGHTON 1987
ILLUSTRATED BY PAUL GERAGHTY
SUMMARY: Three sisters must leave behind their beloved pony Merlin when their family are forced by money problems to move to an old house in the middle of nowhere. But when the girls find sheds and a paddock there, they hope that they can have a pony after all.

Collector's info:
Although not reprinted the book is fairly easy to find in both the UK and the USA,  and usually low-priced.