Riding Lessons by Jane Smiley
Model Number: 9781407184425
Number 1 Riding Lessons series.
Ellen’s life feels like a balancing act: she is only allowed to go to riding lessons when she behaves at school and at home. But it’s much harder than it sounds. She can’t stop getting into trouble in class and with a new sibling on the way, she can’t risk taking advantage of her parents’ distraction.
Then, on one perfect day, she sees Ned for the first time. Ned is a beautiful colt who used to be a racehorse, until he hurt his leg. They seem to understand each other immediately, and all Ellen wants to do is spend more time with her new friend.
But will she be able to keep Ned in her life?
For ages approx. 8-12 years old.