Here are 12 horse stories grouped by the seasons. Meet Richie, Brent, Lynda and Janelle, and the special horses that are part of their lives. Together, horse and rider come face to face with danger and adventure--and love and laughter, too. With a pleasing blend of humor, adventure, mystery, and drama, this collection of short stories will appeal to a wide range of young readers. Here are twelve realistic tales centered around contemporary children and the difficulties they encounter in their everyday lives, lives in which horses happen to be key players. Even children who aren't horse-crazy will be able to identify with characters like Richie, Brent, Lynda, and Janelle, who not only face obstacles but grow and change as they overcome them. There to help them are their equine friends--Rosey, Splashes, Penny, and the others--who save the day, steal the show--and find their way into the hearts of story characters and readers alike.