Publication Date: July 2013
Age: Early Reader
Joe is delighted that his pony, Lightning, is brilliant at mounted games. The two of them make a rest pair and Joe can’t wait for them to try out for the Prince Philip Cup team. There’s just one problem – Lightning seems quite small now that Joe is growing so fast. What will he do when he’s too big to ride her? And what will happen to Lightning if she is sold?
This book is a read suited to young kids looking to see inside stable life. Joe goes through dilemmas and friendships and crises but there is noting too taxing for the young readers.
I wish that the pony I had was as good as the ponies in the book. But you can’t change the past and at least I’ve got access to books like Joe and the Lightning Pony to relive youth and good ponies.
Many thanks to Orion Books for the ARC.