I looked at this one for some time in bewilderment before it occurred to me to look at the caption and I could think of nothing whatsoever that this could represent, except possibly something to do with flying as the human seems to have flying goggles. Any ideas?
And would those ideas have included an Abominable Snowman? For this is what Miss A King and Shadow (who was only two) were. This was described as "a severe test for a young pony." Looking at it, I can see that Shadow was the Abominable Snow Pony but I still can't work out what his owner was.
This next is from Horse and Pony Illustrated, 1955, and is proof that the sixties weren't the only decade that had what it took. Jimmy Edwards judged the class at the National Pony Show, and here he is with Wendy and Peter Bucknall. I do like the hound, with her tail firmly stitched to her shoulder.
Back to the Ponies of Britain, here is the goose that laid the golden egg - another incredibly noble little pony.
and Susan Cole as Boudicca at Ascot in 1955: