4) Sky Rider
Everything changes when a handsome stranger rides off into the night on Dusty's horse
There's no way around it: Dusty's horse Tazz needs to be put down. Once a champion jumper, Tazz can barely walk now due to hoof pain. And that's not the only thing that's wrong in Dusty's life. Since her mother's death, Dusty's dad hasn't stopped drinking—even after his drunk driving put Dusty in the hospital with a now-chronic back injury.
Winner of the Joan Fassler Memorial Book Award: The triumphant story of a boy who overcomes his disease with help from horses
If Colt Vittorio had a motto, it would be I Don't Want To! Colt has spina bifida—a condition that makes the bones in his legs weak and confines him to a wheelchair. When Colt is introduced to horseback riding in a program for disabled kids, he is beyond nervous. He wants nothing to do with these terrifying