Until her family moved away from London, the brightest moments in Ruth Hollis' life were spent at the yearly city horse shows. But once settled in her new home in a small town in East Anglia, twelve-year-old Ruth is determined to as her father if she can buy a pony and keep it in the yard behind their house. With only her love of horses and her old-fashioned, dog-eared horse books to guide her, Ruth soon discovers the owning a pony and riding with the local pony club can present some anxious and terrifying moments.
Frisky and independent, Ruth's pony, Fly-By-Night, is at first accepted good-naturedly by her parents. But when seventeen-year-old Ted Hollis is hospitalized after a serious motor bike accident, the family's finances are severely strained. is torn between her desire to keep Fly-By-Night and her appreciation of the family's financial worries.
Original title: Fly-By-Night
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Horses