Rhonda here: As of this writing, in May 2015, Ponydom seems to have turned out the lights and moved away. Here’s a little picture of it, as it was.
When you’re in the mood to read a horse story, how do you find a good one? Let alone a story featuring your favorite breed or equestrian sport? Or is that too much to ask?
Not at the Ponydom website.
Ponydom is a website with reviews of horse books, especially novels. As with many other review sites, Ponydom readers contribute reviews, but with a definite horse-oriented angle. Reviews at Ponydom should tell you the following:
Features of Ponydom
Basic literary genre – mystery, young adult, romance, etc.
Which equestrian discipline does the book feature?
How much of the story is horse-related? Are horses just transportation? Or are they critical to the plot?
How accurate is the horse stuff?
Quirks of Ponydom
You can’t browse by breed.
You can search for an author’s name, but not a title. You can scan the alphabetical lists.
The disciplines category list isn’t inclusive nor particularly broad. That may reflect the books reported. Also, please keep in mind, as you browse Ponydom — or any other review site — that reviews can be very subjective. A reviewer may even be subject to what I call Horseman’s Myopia.
Registration is free, but you do have to register.
If you don’t see your favorite horse book on Ponydom, you know what to do. 🙂 Log in and add it.
How do you find horse stories? Let us know by telling us in the Comments section below.