Rufus The New Forest Pony
Enter an absorbing animal world as Rufus, the New Forest pony, recounts the story of his life. His early life running free in the forest, his capture and sale and then his good times and bad times with different owners.
Rufus lives wild in the New Forest with his friends for the first year and a half of his life and the sights, sounds and smells of the forest are brought vividly to life. Rufus is then captured and sold, but he has a hidden problem which results in him leaving his new owner and passing through many adventures. He travels through Cumberland and the Scottish border country, before finally arriving at the home of a kind family in the north of Scotland.
The horses, ponies and donkey in this story are sensitively portrayed both in words and through delightful drawings. Their characters, conversations and actions are as real and life-like as those of their owners and human friends. Jean originally wrote this book for children, but animal lovers of all ages will enjoy its charm and authenticity.