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A Horse of Her Own

Annie Wedekind

Square Fish

Jane Ryan has always dreamed of having her own horse—but so long as she gets to ride her favorite horse, Beau, at Sunny Acres farm, she’s content. When summer camp begins, Jane receives heartbreaking news about Beau. She’s losing him to a new owner. When her trainer asks her to help with a newcomer to the barn, Lancelot, she has no choice but to say yes. Lancelot is beautiful and talented, but he’s also wild and dangerous. Jane realizes that he needs her as much as she needs him. But Jane must find faith in herself before she can have faith in Lancelot. And if she does, she just might get to compete in the end-of-summer competition—and maybe even end up with a horse of her own.

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Chapter 1The Beginning of SummerThere was no doubt that Alyssa Taylor was an excellent rider. Slim and poised, with a straight, relaxed back and lower legs like iron, she had a casual way of sitting on a horse like it belonged to her, as if she were favoring it with her seat and hands. This easy dominance was of a piece with the rest of her life--her tanned good looks and mature figure, her super-low-cut jeans with perfectly frayed cuffs, her expensive school, and her natural popularity.As she watched Alyssa canter her dainty Arab mare, Ariel, over a combination jump, Jane
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Praise for A Horse of Her Own

“Sensitive, sophisticated and lyrically written, Wedekind’s debut portrays the typical teen struggle for self-awareness in an anything-but-typical fashion. Possibly the most honest horse book since National Velvet, from an equestrian point-of-view, this offering’s riding scenes combine accuracy with seat-of-the-pants excitement. A champion.”—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

“Thank goodness for Annie Wedekind. She has written an utterly charming novel that should be placed into the hands of horse-loving girls.”—Kidliterate

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Annie Wedekind

  • Annie Wedekind grew up riding horses in Louisville, Kentucky. Since then, she’s been in the saddle in every place she’s lived, from Rhode Island to New Orleans, South Africa to New York. A Horse of Her Own was her first novel and was praised by Kirkus as “possibly the most honest horse book since National Velvet . . . A champion.” She is also the author of The Breyer Horse Collection books, including Wild Blue, Little Prince, Samirah’s Ride, and Mercury’s Flight. She lives with her family in Brooklyn, New York.
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A Horse of Her Own

Annie Wedekind

Kentucky Blue Grass Award Master List
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