Stevie has always longed for a horse of her own, and this summer she finally has the chance to get one. When she and the rest of The Saddle Club head West to the Bar None Ranch to visit their friend Kate Devine, Kate’s dad agrees to sell Stewball, Stevie’s favourite ranch horse. But as the day to bring Stewball back home draws nearer, Stevie begins to have second thoughts. Does a ranch horse really belong at Pine Hollow Stables?
The girls in The Saddle Club are making their New Year’s resolutions. That’s the easy part. Keeping them will be another matter! Can Stevie really be nice to Veronica diAngelo for a whole month – especially when the snobby girl is busy showing off all the expensive loot she got for Christmas? Can Lisa learn embroidery to make her mother happy? And how can Carole give up junk food when her dad is always making delicious buttery popcorn? To keep themselves on the right track, the girls have made a bet. The first one to waver from her resolution must pay a price – and it won’t be pleasant!
Author : Bonnie Bryant
ISBN : 9781448196487
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 68.56 MB
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The Horse Wise Pony Club riders have been working hard on a precision horseback drill. They’ll perform it on Founders’ Day to raise money for the needy animals at a nearby shelter. But Lisa, Stevie and Carole want to do even more. Then Lisa gets the bright idea to set up a tent and read people’s fortunes before the drill. The Saddle Club’s wildest dreams are fulfilled when nasty Veronica diAngelo enters the tent to learn whether there’s romance in her cards. But someone else wants to know the future too. What can the girls predict for a lonely junior rider?
Teen star Skye Ransom is on location at the Bar None Ranch out West. And he’s hired the girls of The Saddle Club to be his technical advisers! Skye’s character has to ride a cutting and roping horse, but the Hollywood-style steed he’s been given doesn’t know a cow from a camera. Carole, Stevie and Lisa get a brilliant idea. But to pull it off they need help from their friend John Brightstar, who works at the ranch – and John doesn’t want to help. He’s had it up to his ten-gallon hat with the California movie crew! It looks as if The Saddle Club is in a fix that will have the movie director looking their way and shouting, “Cut!”
Lisa Atwood is dying for a pair of chaps, Stevie Lake has her eye on a new bridle. And Carole Hanson wants the latest video on jumping techniques. Too bad The Saddle Club is broke! Then Stevie gets a brilliant idea. They’ll earn money by taking care of other people’s horses. How hard could that be? Not hard at all, they soon realize, if they don’t count a few minor mishaps... like losing a horse!
The Saddle Club girls have been training Samson since he was born. Now the frisky young horse is ready to be ridden, and the girls hope that one of them will get to sit in the saddle first. Then Stevie Lake has to go to Pennsylvania for her cousin’s Sweet Sixteen party. Yuck! Who wants to think about boys, bands and dresses when there’s a horse to be trained? Samson needs all the girls in The Saddle Club if he’s going to become the best pleasure horse ever.. doesn’t he?
When Carole discovers that her horse Starlight has a slight injury, she’s disappointed at having to spend the next two weeks without a mount. But Judy, a local veterinarian, has an idea: Carole can spend her time with dozens of horses, helping Judy out after school and at the weekends. Carole jumps at the chance, especially since among Judy’s ‘patients’ are some magnificent racehorses. What could be more exciting than working with a stable full of beautiful thoroughbreds? But Carole soon learns that caring for racehorses isn’t all fun. During a race, a horse named Prancer is badly injured, and she’ll never compete again. When Prancer’s owner immediately decides to sell her, Carole is horrified. Can she and the rest of The Saddle Clun find a new home for the beautiful racehorse?
A mystery weekend has been planned at Pine Hollow Stables. The Saddle Club will spend their days uncovering clues during long trail rides. At night the girls will have slumber parties in the hay loft. What a perfect adventure! Then they learn there’s a tack thief in their town. Carole, Lisa and Stevie start uncovering clues that might not be part of the mystery weekend. Are they on the trail of a real criminal?
Stevie, Carole and Lisa are ecstatic that stable owner Max Regnery III is about to marry. They can’t resist being part of things, so they plan a surprise ‘bridle’ shower for the groom-to-be. Some serious business also needs their attention. The girls want stablehand Red to become a certified riding counselor. Maybe that way, he can be in charge of Pine Hollow while Max is honeymooning and he’ll get some respect from bossy Veronica diAngelo. Then it looks as if disaster will strike when both plans are marred by a mix-up that only The Saddle Club could cause!
When Carole Hanson and her father travel to Minnesota to visit relatives, Carole has the perfect opportunity to work on a school assignment to create a family tree. Ever since her mother died, Carole has been curious about that side of the family, especially about an ancestor who journeyed North along the Underground Railroad. Then Carole discovers a secret lurking in her family tree, and she begins to question where she’s come from. Do bloodlines matter as much with people as they do with horses? Carole discovers the answer when a dangerous horseback ride threatens the life of one of her relatives.