Download Horses and Heartbeats epub
by Polly Thompson
Horses and Heartbeats begins with an outing to a horse show that sets off riding lessons for precautious Theodore North, and a quest for a horse of her own for self-determined Bailey Mason. The story brings us into the lives of the elegant contestants at a hunter-jumper show; the schooling mounts at a boarding stable; and the horses in various states of conditioning that come through a Connecticut auction. One of these, a young mare fresh off the Dakota plains, is destined for a green but gutsy teenager. Bailey Mason always wanted a horse, but never imagined the responsibility involved with keeping one--especially the spirited filly, Dakota Clover. Reading and advice-seeking, along with the determination to climb back on whenever she falls off, build Bailey's skills, even to being a nurse when her horse gets sick. Bailey perseveres through the upsets. The horse is well and she is riding again, when a disaster threatens to bring her exciting progress to a halt. Now her friend Theodore North steps in to help with the chores. As Bailey's and Theo's devotion to the horse grows, so does their affection for each other. A fund of hands-on experience runs through the realistic story of these young people and their friends, as they make ready for a gymkhana giving rise to more upsets.
A captivating portrayal of friendship, dedication, and the magical bond between riders and their horses, Polly Thompson's
Xlibris Corporation (February 12, 2010)
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