Glenda Spooner

British author, although born in India. A prominent figure in the world of showing. She was also involved with the ILPH (International League for the Protection of Horses) and has rescue centres named after her. She wrote some instructional horse non-fiction, (being probably best known for those on showing), a seminal work on pony trekking and collected together the diaries of Dorothea Brooke who founded the Brooke Hospital for Animals.  She also wrote a number of hard to find pony novels, as well as one adult non-horse novel that I know of.

Horse & Pony Books:

ROYAL CRUSADER: THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A HORSE
(LATIMER HOUSE 1948)
ILLUSTRATED BY MICHAEL LYNE
Fairly rare.
SUMMARY: Pony point of view tale.
PONYMAD RATING: 2 HORSESHOES

THE EARTH SINGS
(LATIMER HOUSE 1950)
Very rare.

THE PERFECT PEST
(JONATHON CAPE 1951)
ILLUSTRATED BY CHARLOTTE HOUGH
Rare.
SUMMARY: Quirky story about a pony-mad little girl who always seems to get her own way. The child heroine may charm some readers but frankly is the kind of self-opinionated brat who gets right up my nose!
PONYMAD RATING: 2 HORSESHOES

MINORITY'S COLT
(CASSELL 1952)
Very rare.
SUMMARY: Adult/older teen racing story about a young man and his dreams for a colt.
PONYMAD RATING: 3 HORSESHOES

THE SILK PURSE
(CASSELL 1953)
ILLUSTRATED BY ANNE BULLEN
Rare.
SUMMARY: A girl must give up her scruffy pony to show a posher one, in order to please her pushy showing mother. But maybe you can make a silk purse from a sow's ear after all!

Collectors Info:
Although her non-fictional works are fairly easy to find, the same cannot be said for her pony novels which can be extremely elusive and are not usually cheap.