They call Gillian Sweety — but there’s much more to her than that: »Us ponies are a wild, hardy and beautiful breed«, says Gillian, whose grandmother once infamously unsaddled a real English princess. Of course Gillian would never do a thing like that. She’s a specialist pony, ideal for beginners who are still a bit wobbly in the saddle. But you’d better watch out if you get on the wrong side of her! Especially if you’re the sort of boy who turns up thinking he’s Buffalo Bill, all tricked out in a cowboy hat and lasso. In that event she’ll just trundle about in deliberately unhurried circles, remembering what her grandmother told her all those years ago: with humans, you have to keep a firm hold on the reins to make sure they know who’s in charge — and the best way to do that is to let them believe it’s the other way round!