Susannah Leigh has been pony mad ever since she can remember. She first started riding lessons when she was eight years old, at East Farm Stables in Hertfordshire. Although she never had a pony of her own, the friends she made and the ponies she rode at East Farm would become the inspiration for Sandy Lane Stables. As well as writing two titles in the Sandy Lane Stables series, Susannah has written several other books for Usborne, most notably the Usborne Young Puzzle Book series. Susannah now lives in South Norfolk, where she can be found most weekends cheering on her daughter at the local gymkhanas.