Nicki & Wynne|
(jumping) Nicki spends the summer at a Connecticut riding stable
Nicki is horrified when she discovers that her father has gotten a big promotion and that they will have to relocate from her friends and her beloved riding stable in Ohio to move to Connecticut. Her parents arrange for her to spend two months living at a barn, rooming with a girl her age that she's never met. She loves horses, but she's furious at the arrangements.
However, it turns out that she and Wynne, who has ridden all her life, get along famously. Nicki is just a novice rider, and is sure she'll look like a fool, but Wynne is happy to have a companion her own age, and they have many adventures.
|Nice story of a new friendship, by ponydom on January 15, 2008|
|Morgenroth's Last Junior Year and Ride a Proud Horse are more about showing, and aimed at an older audience than this one is, but there are still common themes. 12-year-old Wynne and Nicki ride all over the countryside, to neighboring farms, through town. They go out cubbing, and Wynne turns out to be a sophisticated rider even though she doesn't like horse shows and appears to be just a thrill-seeker. Although it's very horsey, it's really more about Nicki's relationship with Wynne, and how that changes her as a person, than about the horses per se. It's a nice book, well written, and good for nearly any age.|
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