Rosemary and Irish series:
1) A HORSE OF HER OWN
FIRST EDITION VAN NORSTRAND 1963
FIRST UK EDITION BROCKHAMPTON 1965
ILLUSTRATED BY RUS ANDERSON
Reprinted as a paperback by Scholastic
Published in the UK in hardback by Brockhampton in 1965
EDITIONS PICTURED: First edition, Scholastic paperback, UK edition.
SUMMARY: Rosemary is delighted to get a summer job working in a local stables, even though she does not get on with the unpleasant and drunken stable manager Red. When she finds out Red has locked up a horse he has taken a dislike to and is neglecting it, Rosemary goes behind his back and risks her job to help the mistreated horse whom she calls Irish.
PONYMAD RATING: 4 HORSESHOES
2) IRISH HURDLES
FIRST EDITION VAN NORSTRAND 1966
ILLUSTRATED BY WALLACE NALL
EDITION PICTURED: First edition.
SUMMARY: Rosemary and her horse Irish start a new life with her new-found Irish family and it is certainly not dull. Rosemary must re-school her mount to cure his many problems and at the same time she finds romance…
PONYMAD RATING: 3 HORSESHOES
A Horse of Her Own is easy to find in the USA, a little harder in the UK, but there was a British edition which can be found without too much trouble. Irish Hurdles is much rarer, even in America.