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Thelwell's Pony Cavalcade: Angels on Horseback/A Leg at Each Corner/Riding Academy

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From the first publication of Angels on Horseback in 1957, the Thelwell pony entered the language and the libraries of horse-lovers everywhere.
Paperback, 350 pages
Published May 1st 2000 by Methuen Publishing (first published October 22nd 1981)
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Carol She's So Novel꧁꧂
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I grew up in the sprawling city of Auckland in the sixties and seventies. Hard to believe with the housing crisis that Auckland is experiencing now but there was acres of unused land behind us & on part of it, a couple of very keen young women started a riding school. I badgered & badgered my parents to let me take lessons & finally they agreed for my sister Sue & me to have lessons.

Unfortunately I sucked at it & always looked like this;



Up close I was terrified of horses. But I s
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Emma Maclean
Jul 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Perfect ponies - takes me back to a childhood filled with moments like these!
LeAnne Franke
Jul 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Probably my favorite collection of horse shorts/cartoons of all time 😍
Ilena Holder
Sep 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: All ages
Great book for horse and pony lovers.
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Jul 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Yay, Thelwell ponies! You really can't not adore Norman Thelwell's little cartoons--- adorable small sketches of country-house children and their ponies, gentle humour, and a reminder of foxhunting and dressage and riding pinks...and of little shaggy obstinate yet affectionate Exmoor ponies and their riders. ...more
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Norman Thelwell was an English cartoonist well-known for his humorous illustrations of ponies and horses. A promising young student from Liverpool College of Art, he soon became a contributor to the satirical magazine Punch in the 1950s, and earned many lasting devotees by illustrating Chicko in the British boys' comic Eagle.

Known to many only as Thelwell, he found his true comic niche with Pony C
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