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Martin Rides the Moor

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Young adult tale of a boy on Dartmoor and his pony Tuppence.
Paperback, 176 pages
Published 1974 by Carousel
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Clare O'Beara
Martin lives on Dartmoor and he is given a hardy little Exmoor pony mare which he names Tuppence. This tells of how the pair get to know each other and explore the moor, Tuppence being wise to marshy ground and testing every step, eating Martin's chocolate so he has to bring two bars instead of one. They have various adventures and a house party is a big occasion, when the nearest little girl rides over in slacks and changes into a party dress.

Martin has hearing loss, which is one reason he feel
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I received this book in a Prudence and the Crow subscription parcel. It is a beautiful tale of friendship and self discovery!
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Vian Smith was an English author and horse trainer. Spanning fiction and nonfiction, his work focuses on the relationship between people and horses and prominently features the Devon moorland Dartmoor. Smith died at 49.

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