children's short stories

Magical Adventures & Pony Tales is a collection of six enchanting pony inspired children’s short stories, drawing readers into magical lands with unforgettable characters and ponies. Fantastic friendships, battles between good and bad and magical mysteries all come together in this unforgettable world.

children's short story

The Painted Pony

Stargazer the carousel pony lives in a magical world full of rich colours neither you nor I have ever seen. He enjoys his life in the carnival, thank you very much – until he meets a young boy called Sebastian, who has a rather peculiar gift.

Sebastian can read Stargazer’s mind, and what starts as a fairground fun, turns into a great adventure. Their lives collide, and nothing will ever be quite the same again….

children's horse short story

The Galloping Pony

Warmheart loves to gallop and dreams of one day becoming a racehorse. But when the stable yard next door builds a gallop to train real racehorses, Warmheart realises he will never be as fast or as lean as the lightening-speed thoroughbreds.

His legs are too stocky, his mane too shaggy and hoof beats just too heavy to keep up. But Warmheart’s farm is crumbling and the only way to ensure its survival is for the farmhand cob to win the annual Pennydale race. Has he got what it takes to make his dream come true and save his fellow farm friends?

children's short stories about horses

The Girl and her Pony

There is nothing quite as beautiful as a girl who loves her pony and her pony her loves her girl. And Franny and Sonnet are as close as close can be.

So, what happens when a spoilt princess decides Sonnet is the prettiest pony in the land, and demands ownership? What happens, if Franny and her Sonnet are separated – for ever…?

children's short stories about ponies

The Runaway Pony

Sky is rather bored of being a pampered royal pony. You see, she always has to do as she is told, and her owner Princess Sophia is particularly bossy and rude. So Sky decides to run away into the wild winds, crossing the border of Lovehart Heath to the magical land of Faerie… taking Sophia with her.

But they have a problem – nobody has ever before returned from Faerie. Sky and Sophia realise they will have to work together and become friends if they have any chance to survive the strange world and return home…

The Desert Pony

Young Hannan is a child goat shepherd with an unambitious life. Since losing his parents within the wild and perilous sands of the desert, he does nothing more than move his goats from place to place. But his contentment is disturbed when a Sorcerer encourages him to embark on an adventure.

Hannah reluctantly begins his quest, unaware that his journey will take him deep into the Sahara Desert on horseback, where he will need to solve magical riddles to discover the very thing he wants the most. A funny, fast paced adventure story, with magic and bravery at its heart..

The Wooden Pony

Thomas’s father is the finest carpenter in London. He crafts the best toys for gentry from all around. So when he begins creating a rocking horse for a very important person, Thomas is intrigued. In magical midnight hours, Thomas returns to the workshop and discover the wooden pony slowly coming to life.

Over the nights, their friendship deepens. Once the pony is almost complete, they step out into the night and chase adventure, knowing that soon the pony will have a new owner and their friendship may be lost forever…

About the Author

Angharad Thompson Rees is a rather strange individual with suspected super hero powers. She believes in the magical, revels in the whimsical and owns a pet unicorn. Harry (as her friends call her, you can too) has spent a lifetime working with horses and ponies of all sorts, from Olympic show jumpers to world class racehorses – and learned the art of Horse Whispering along the way.