Oh how I enjoyed this book! I was feeling that I was way overdue for an animal story, and I this one came along at just the right time. I have visited online with author Vicky Kaseorg, telling her how she lived my dream as a young girl... to have my own horse. And she actually got one -- Joe! I was, of course, in a puddle of tears at the ending -- it's nice to know that a really great story can touch the heartstrings that deeply. This one goes on my list of favorites of all time. You know me, I do not give synopses of the story because I want other readers to discover it all for themselves like I did, one chapter at a time.