Thirteen-year-old foster kid Skye Nicholson has become an expert at being an angry, cold, and defensive teenager. After breaking more foster home placements than she cares to count, and committing numerous offenses, she's headed to her final resort --- juvenile detention. But after a court compromise, hope finds her through a beautiful sorrel quarter horse named Champ and the tough love of Tom and Eileen Chamber, who offer her another chance at their home at Keystone Stables. There she's introduced to a God who has the power to truly save her, no matter how much she thinks she's not worth saving.
It is December 24, 1944, and as World War II rages on, the Anderson family in East Texas faces a very bleak Christmas.
With Mr. Anderson serving in the army half a world away, young Danny Anderson must try to fill his father's absence and be the man of the house. This means taking care of his mom and little sister and running the family lumber business and Quarter Horse ranch.
Danny works tirelessly, taking on extra jobs while attending school. Despite his best efforts, he can't keep up with the bills, leaving the family to sell their horses to pay their debts and keep food on the table.
The Andersons' misfortune benefits Rufus Marshall, a local man of considerable wealth. With a self-righteous attitude, he greedily buys the Andersons' remaining asset-their broodmare band.
When a severe blizzard blows into the area on Christmas Eve, it sets in motion a series of events that will change everything, bringing renewed hope to the entire Anderson family-and redemption to Rufus Marshall as well.
In many children's hearts, there is no animal more beautiful than a horse. Horses are wonderful, affectionate companions, exciting to ride and fun to care for and groom. But horses are also very large, powerful animals. Their power, combined with their gentle ways, is the secret of their appeal to the kids who love them.
This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.
Gunshot injuries. Breeding disasters. Controlling trainers, nutty horse owners, warm hearted clients and "laugh-out-loud-funny stories that you just can't make up"- Dr. Courtney deals with it all in this lively series of tales about the life of a mobile vet in the Colorado Rockies. In her stories from thirteen years as a mobile horse vet, whether running IV - fluids on top of a mountain or squaring off against an unethical cutting horse owner who calls her "Little Lady," Diehl makes us laugh, cry and smile. It's a journey that brings the reader onto the farms and into the clinic and shows what it's really like to be a mobile veterinarian."
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