Laugh along with Norman Thelwell’s invaluable advice to aspiring equestrians on how to get into the saddle and stay there. Each cartoon illustrated with sharp clarity and zany humor.





  • Young riders and adult equestrian enthusiasts
  • Females, both young girls age 4-17 and adult women age 18+
  • Boys, age 4-13


More than 25 titles have been published by Methuen, delighting millions of people all over the world with Norman Thelwell’s cartoons and drawings.


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img2About Norman Thelwell

Norman Thelwell, one of the most popular cartoonists to have worked in Britain in the 20th century, is well known for his humorous illustrations of ponies and horses, and all things relating to the countryside. He was a master of sharp social commentary, but he is perhaps most synonymous with little girls and their little fat ponies. Thelwell was also a serious landscape artist, painting in watercolor and oils. With an abundant art supply, his timeless humor in drawings and cartoons are still very recognizable today, much beloved by the equestrian world and particularly with young horse lovers.

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