|Michael Joseph - possibly a reprint|
It's the story of a pony who disappears, and two radically different children. The pony, Taff, is given to Scott Pirie, the town's trouble-maker, so he can ride it to school. Boy and pony are inseparable, but then Taff disappears to join the wild ponies. When he turns up again, he's pulling a trap. The trap is owned by Eyre, the man who gave Scott Taff in the first place, and that trap is driven by Jo, Eyre's daughter, who can't walk.
|Penguin Peacock edition|
The whole thing ends up with a town divided, and a court case.
|Penguin Puffin edition|
A Sporting Proposition was first published by Michael Joseph in 1973. It was republished by the Puffin as a paperback in 1975. After that, the book appeared under its film title, Ride a Wild Pony. It was published in paperback by Puffin in 1976,
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Here's a link to James Aldridge's page on my website.