This book was read by my 11 year old daughter and this is her review :
Summer Pony is about a girl named Ginny who has always dreamed of having a horse of her own. Her parents finally agree to rent a horse for her for the summer. When she arrives at the SweetBriar Pony Farm, it is not what she imagined. There are many dirty, stinky, and underfed horses. But one horse catches Ginny's eye. The horse is similar to the others but different in so many ways. Ginny chooses her and shortly thereafter, she begins to wonder if she has made the wrong choice. Mokey is constantly up to mischief and Ginny finds herself asking "When will the summer end?" However, when Ginny meets new friends and they get to see Mokey shine, Ginny changes her tune. Instead, she finds herself saying "I hope the summer will never end!" But she knows, that with every beginning there comes an end. Which is exactly what Ginny wants to avoid. Through the adventure, she made new friends, owned a horse and had the greatest summer of her life.
When you read this book, you will think it's a real page turner. You won't want to put it down. This book is for all ages, regardless of the age rating. It is guaranteed to put a smile on anyone's face. Perfect for reports, an after tea and cookies book or for everyday reading enjoyment.
Now that I have read one of Jean Slaughter Doty's books, I look forward to reading more of her work.