It is no secret that I love reading pony books. I have never really grown up I think and I read all I can get my hands on.
I was therefore very excited last year when Nosy Crow sent me a review copy of A Pony Called Secret: A New Beginning – the first book in a new series by Olivia Tuffin – the author of the very popular Palomino Pony series.
Secret is the son of Lily – the Palomino Pony – and belongs to Alice Smalley who featured in The Palomino Pony Wins Through. Secret is rather a handful and Alice is beginning to wonder if she’ll ever be able to train him. Then she meets Finn – a fearless rider who has an amazing way with horses. He could be just the help Alice needs – if only he wan’t so moody!
I enjoyed the Palomino Pony books so I knew I would like this one but it was even better than I expected. Alice’s struggles with Secret reminded me very much of the problems I had with Galahad and it is always good to feel that you are not suffering alone!
It took me a few months to get around to reading this but I will definitely be reading the second book in the series which has just recently been published. I can’t wait!