Speedy The story of an Irish Pony Author:Esme Hamilton This is one of those rare books-a horse story that is finely and sensitively written. From its start to its finish. It is full of the love of animals and nature and of the beauty of the springs and winters the dawns and afternoons in the Irish countryside. — Speedy was born in a mountain pasture and she played, slept and grazed through the days... more » of her infancy on the ward the Atlantic Ocean. Into her sunlit heather grown existence broke the Irish Tinkers and with the other mares and young horses, she was driven for many days down dusty roads towards Dublin. Going lame she was sold off the road to a country horse farmer and entered the happy rounds of affection and training that would be her life for the next years.
As a 4 year old she is sold to pull a farmer's meat wagon, but her spirit strength and beauty were apparent to Dan, a local horse trainer.« less