Then at long, long last, Evy gets all the answers to her questions. Her entire world is shaken.
But are the answers truthful? There’s only one way to know for sure: Evy and her mom must confront the people who have been hunting them for her entire life.
And unfortunately, sometimes it’s much easier to confront someone than to escape from their clutches afterward!
Then Evy recognizes the occupants of the car: two people she’d hoped she’d never see again. How did they find her? And what do they want with her?
Unfortunately, she’s about to find out... the hard way!
Evy can telepathically understand horses, but she’s not sure if it’s a blessing or a curse. Her secret “gift” certainly seems to get her in lots of trouble.
When some starving mustangs wander close to the wilderness cabin that she shares with her hermit mother, she knows she must help them.
Her act of kindness quickly snowballs into a series of events that forever change her life and the life of a very special mustang filly.
“Fantastic story in every way. I adored the characters and the setting and the adventure . . . and couldn't turn pages fast enough.” ~ Ev Bishop, Author
“Another super story from one of the best writers of modern pony books around. Angela Dorsey gives us a traditional old fashioned story of the love of a girl for a wild horse with an interesting and intriguing modern twist, and just a dash of mystery. Animal loving children of all ages will enjoy the story, whilst parents can be happy in the knowledge that the important values of empathy and integrity are being upheld. As with many of the author’s other books, this story explores an important issue – that of animal and human interaction and communication – whilst still delivering a page-turning story. Not an easy feat, but something this author is adept at. The book can be enjoyed at many levels and will keep the interest of a wide range of age groups, including adults. 4-5 HORSESHOES: VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT.” ~ Pony Mad Book Lovers
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Wanting to help, Evy enters a dangerous local race, hoping to win the prize money.
However, the Downhill Mountain Race isn’t the most important race Evy and Rusty will run – or the most perilous. At risk, not prize money, but innocent mustangs who have been forced from their wild homes. Can Evy save them?
First, her orphaned moose calf is causing her a world of trouble. Her mom is ready to lock him up and throw away the key. Second, Evy discovers that her mom’s art dealer is stealing money from them, and even worse, he’s purposefully destroying her mom’s confidence in her art.
How can Evy prove his crime? Maybe with a little help from her friends, both horses and human – and one very rambunctious moose calf. Maybe moose trouble is exactly what her family needs!
Maybe if that big grizzly bear didn’t decide a cow would make a nice dinner...
And the cattle didn’t stampede...
And the only way to escape from the bear is across the ice covered lake...
With the help of some mustangs, Evy stows away in the back of her mom’s borrowed truck and heads out on the wildest ride of her life, where she’ll meet a foal in trouble and a horse who looks like an angel. She’ll find adventure, a new friend, and answers – answers so mystifying they might as well be questions.
She is determined to save the calf, but before she can, Twilight, her mustang filly, disappears. Evy sets out to rescue her, only to stumble upon even worse danger: illegal hunters who will do anything to keep their poaching a secret.
Will Evy be one of their victims?
But as usual, adventures find her, this time in the form of an abused, drugged, and terrified mare who hates humans so much she refuses to trust even Evy. As Evy tries to help her, Twilight, her intrepid filly, is miles away and in danger.
How can Evy save them both?
Then Sophie is hit by a car. She knows she must go to Aria as soon as she can, though she's not sure how she's going to carry hay with a broken arm.
But feeling hungry is not Aria's biggest problem, for a terrible evil has found her and knows she is alone.
Elena is the only one who can get to them on time, but she doesn’t want to believe that they’re in danger. She’s afraid to go into the mountains alone – and she certainly doesn’t trust the strange girl who says she’ll help, the girl who rides the wild mare that no one has ever been able to tame.
But adventures await. While cleaning out the barn on their new property, Jani sees a swirl of movement beside the black, twisted stone in the corner. The barn is haunted!
With the help of a new friend, Jani sets out to solve the mystery behind the wild, angry spirit and set it free.
“Freedom is an interesting paranormal story that explores working with horses rather than capturing and beating them into submission. An enjoyable read.” ~ Equus Education
That night, Alice is in a terrible accident. Half the town goes out searching for her, and Jani and Penny join the horseback hunt.
But how can they find Alice when Freedom runs off on wild goose chases? The young filly’s strange history might mean she knows more than the average horse. Maybe she’s on Alice’s trail. But she might also be reacting to echoes from her past.
Then Jani finds out about Alice’s illness—and knows she has to take a chance.
Giselle is heartbroken. The thought of kind, gentle Domi being killed is too much.
But things are worse than Giselle knows. Back at home, a restavec trader is waiting. Giselle’s aunt has just sold him the orphans that were forced upon her – Giselle and her little brother.
How can Giselle save Domi when she can’t even save her own brother? When she can’t even save herself?
But then the intruder targets her horses. Ali can't understand why someone would want to hurt three innocent horses, but one thing’s for certain – she needs to figure it out quick, before something terrible happens!
Then the horses go missing. Is she already too late?
Almost everyone will be a winner. Almost. Seven unwanted mustangs will be sent to slaughter.
Can Rosa let that happen? But what choice does she have? There’s no way she can save the mustangs…
But one of the artifacts carries a terrible secret. Queen Sobekkare placed a curse upon it thousands of years ago, a curse that is now striking horses with a mysterious, fatal illness.
Jumana is shocked when her family’s prized horses go missing. She follows their tracks into the desert and discovers them with a very strange girl who asks her to undertake a very strange task: stop the curse by finding and returning the artifact before it is too late.
Erin is terrified. Why did they take her captive? What are they going to do with her? She is comforted by only one thought: at least Talent was able to escape. When he gallops home, her family will know she needs help and will rush to save her.
But it appears that Talent has plans of his own. With the help of a very strange girl, he sets out to rescue Erin himself.
But what if the price turns out to be the lives of the stolen horses and the young man who has gone missing?
Joanna is determined to find the truth. When she sets out to investigate further, she discovers a decades-old crime, long hidden – and unfortunately, finds the person who is still very motivated to keep everything concealed.
When they happen upon their mean school rivals, the ride instantly becomes much less pleasant.
But even that pales in comparison to what is to come. Hanna and Chance are separated, a tornado descends from the stormy sky to wreak havoc, Tubby disappears, and then, unbelievably, everything becomes even worse!
The three adorable puppies are no threat, and neither is their uncle who is injured.
However, the very protective mother wolf, who has been using the last of her strength to save her puppies from starvation, isn’t one bit helpless. Not only that, but she hates humans; a human killed her mate and injured her brother. And now, she is convinced that Clare will kill her puppies – unless she attacks first!
Karlie knows she must find her dad and get him to a hospital as fast as she can, and she’s confident she’ll succeed as long as she uses all her survival and tracking skills. The only question, will she find him in time?
Then she discovers she’s not the only one looking for him. The armed murderer is looking too – for her dad and for her.
Lisa feels helpless and outnumbered. Only one thing is for certain: she will not abandon the horse she loves. She just has to find a way to solve all the problems.
And then the very bad situation becomes infinitely worse.
Winner of the national book award, "Children's Choices" co-sponsored by The International Reading Association and The Children's Book Council. A total of 12,000 children from around the country voted on their favorite books.
An Accelerated Reader Book
This book was selected by Breyer Animal Creations to be sold with a model of the star of the series, Blackjack.
An Amazon Best Seller!
Winner of the national book award, "Children's Choices," co-sponsored by The International Reading Association and The Children's Book Council! A total of 12,000 children from around the country voted on their favorite books.
An Accelerated Reader Book
This story also introduces Robin's sidekick, the adorable gray and white pinto Miniature horse Rerun, and Champ, the small Dachshund puppy with a big attitude.
Blackjack has been winning blue ribbons at all the horse shows this season. His best friend and owner, Heather, feels the magic in the air and just knows that this is their year! She and Blackjack have qualified for the biggest competition out there: The Grand National & World Championship Morgan Horse Show. But with surprises around every turn—from a flock of bullying geese and a runaway horse at a truck stop; a thrilling ride on a barrel racing horse to an action-packed encounter with a swirling tornado—this amazing duo will need talent, skill, and more than a little luck to bring that trophy home.