In the fifth book of the Keystone Stables series, perfect for girls who love horses and horse fiction, foster child Skye hopes to find a new friend in Katie, a blind girl who is encountering horses for the first time—but Katie’s anger might end their relationship before it really starts.
When Skye hears that a blind girl named Katie Thomas will be coming to Keystone Stables to learn to ride horses, she’s determined to do whatever she can to make the new girl feel at home. That includes finding Katie the perfect horse to ride. Through Boomerang, a champion barrel racing pinto, Katie gains an excitement for riding lessons—but her recurring anger over her parents’ separation and upcoming divorce, as well as her blindness, leads to tensions in the barn and between Katie and Skye. Then Katie asks Skye to help her reach a very special goal for herself and Boomerang in hopes of getting both her parents to watch her ride at the same time. Achieving it will take courage—but the prize could be greater than any blue ribbon.
Leading the Way:
- is written by an author who has firsthand experience with horses and foster care
- is a contemporary and realistic plot, with an inspirational Christian message
- features a character with special needs
- contains extensive back matter on different horse breeds, how to care for them, and horsemanship, as well as facts, diagrams, and a glossary of horse terms so girls can better know their favorite animal