Hoofbeats in the Moonlight



What happens when a scaredy-horse hears the loud bang of a gate? He runs away of course!

Baz, a former racehorse, has disappeared onto Bodmin Moor and his barrel-shaped Dartmoor pony family are on their way to rescue him.

Can they reach Baz before he gets frightened by something else?

Fast and fun rhymes send you racing across the moors with the ponies and a growing army of animals – and when they all help each other they show that real friendship makes anything possible.

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Why buy from ‘The Cornish Stories’ and not just order from Amazon? Well, because…


1) You support a small business

2) We print locally using eco-aware printers and quality, recycled paper


3) With us, you’ll get a free limited edition postcard, plus a maze that doubles as a colouring sheet


4) We use Royal Mail instead of less ethical courier companies, and all our postage and packaging is recycled and recyclable

‘Hoofbeats in the Moonlight’ is raising money for The Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust. Their mission is to secure the Dartmoor Pony native to Dartmoor, by engaging and connecting people with Dartmoor’s wildlife, landscape and heritage. Through education, working closely with key partners and Dartmoor farmers they hope to secure the future of these national treasures for future generations. The Trust ensures the ponies’ vital conservation role is recognised both on the moor itself and across the UK. The majority of ponies they keep belong to recognised Dartmoor Pony Keeper Members, hill farmers who own the breeding herds on the Dartmoor Commons. The Trust helps look after ponies to mature to a more valuable age, when they can be used for riding, driving or sold to conservation grazing sites.


Born and raised in the USA, Mary began riding at the age of 5 and has never been far from a horse since. A somewhat whimsical late-life adventure saw her moving to Cornwall with her English husband.

Exchanging showjumping and cross-country gallops for gentle hacks along Cornish lanes, Mary spends her days with her former racehorse, Baz, and his three rescued Dartmoor Pony sisters. 

After decades of bouncing around parts of Africa in a Landi, playing with wildlife and four sons, Sarah is now joyfully rediscovering the flora and fauna of the UK’s hedgerows and dry stone walls, the woods and the waterways.

 Wonderful horses have been a constant in her life and she’s found it a pleasure getting to know and draw Mary’s delightful horse family members. May their adventures bring you smiles and joy.

Originally from Plymouth, Jane now divides her time between a cottage in Brittany, a cherry red campervan who answers to Flo, and anywhere in the world that lures her in with the promise of sunshine.

Her experience of horses is limited to a few childhood trots on ponies on the edges of Dartmoor, an alarming incident involving a large thistle and her sister’s horse, Maggie, and snail-pace treks in Lesotho and Cuba.


And of course, the book would be nothing without Baz, Nutmeg, and its eco-aware publisher, Books & Bicycles Press.