Belinda Crawford is a horse-mad geek who loves rock music, hates pink and is occasionally driven nuts by the need to organise. She grew up riding fat, stubborn little ponies and questionably sane horses, and only discovered the delights of reading after her mum bought her a horse magazine.

Now, she collects books like other people collect shoes, and takes great joy in riding fat, stubborn horses with more than their share of attitude.