Libby Anderson

Australian author who is also an accomplished dressage rider, dressage judge and trainer. As a child she was pony mad and competed with her pony in gymkhanas and jumping competitions. As she became older she graduated onto eventing and then eventually decided to concentrate on dressage. She has written a number of non fictional works on horse care and riding and also two children's pony stories. She now lives and works in America.

Horse & Pony Books:

A NEW HORSE FOR MARNY
(with Dorothy Schwarz)
(RIGBY [AUSTRALIA] 1977)
ILLUSTRATED BY NITA McAULEY
Published in the USA as a paperback by Half Halt Press
EDITIONS PICTURED: 1st edition, USA paperback edition
SUMMARY: Eventing story. 16 yr old Marny thinks her riding career is at an end when tragedy strikes and she loses her wonderful pony. Then a new horse comes into her life in the most extraordinary way.

THE GUNDAROO PONY
(AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIV ERSITY PRESS 1979)
ILLUSTRATED BY RONALD REVITT
EDITIONS PICTURED: 1st edition
SUMMARY: Younger children's pony story. Dianne is thrilled to be given a lovely pony of her own but she can't think of what to call him. But 'No Name' is soon to have his own very special name...

Collector's Info:
New Horse for Marny is hard to find in the UK. It is easier to get hold of in Australia and the USA but still not a really common title. The Gundaroo Pony is again quite hard to find in the UK and also (as this one did not have a USA printing) hard to find in America. Fairly easy to get hold of in Australia though.