Horse & Pony Books (Non-fiction):
MY HORSE WARRIOR
(HODDER & STOUGHTON 1934)
ILLUSTRATED BY ALFRED MUNNINGS
Reprinted in hardback by original publishers.
Reprinted in hardback by Racing Post Books with original illustrations.
Reprinted in paperback by Racing Post Books.
EDITIONS PICTURED: 1st edition, Racing Post Books paperback edition.
In print in the UK (as of 2014).
SUMMARY: The autobiography of the author's horse from his time as a foal to his incredible exploits in the war - which, unlike many horses, Warrior survived.
PONYMAD VIEW: Although I don't normally add non-fiction to the website, in this case I have made an exception, partly because this is a story of a real war horse and so ties in the hugely successful pony book War Horse by Michael Morpurgo. And partly because this is comparable to the best fictional horse stories. Very readable and full of warmth and charm. See review for more on this excellent book.
PONYMAD RATING: 5 HORSESHOES
Previously the book was pretty hard to find, especially outside of the UK. However it was reprinted in paperback by Racing Post Books fairly recently and at the time of writing (2014) is in print in the UK and also available as an e-book It cab also be ordered from the Warrior website. In the USA there are some second hand copies of this edition to be found as well as an e-book. The older copies of the book are still hard to find, especially with dustwrapper, and may be expensive.