I really enjoyed this book and I think it is special... it brings to life Deanie's wonderful upbringing on a horse farm called Sweetbrier, in Connecticut in the US. Although Deanie's upbringing sounds idyllic, Deanie experienced great physical challenges and overcame these in a sport that is demanding, requires strength, bravery, and through developing unique partnerships with her beloved horses. Her doctors prognosis when she was a young girl wasn't good... many families would try and accept these facts, but Deanie's parents encouraged her to believe she could achieve her dreams and she certainly did! These days Deanie would probably be competing in events for rider's who suffer a disability. Deanie went out against able bodied, talented riders at big competitions and beat the odds. This book is truly inspiring and I couldn't put it down. I think it is a lovely book for children, adults, horse lovers and people that love inspiring true stories. This book also captures some history in the equestrian world, and what it was like to live on a horse farm in the 70's in Connecticut, what the competition scene was like - I found that very interesting. Overall this was a touching story, that was easy to read, but not easy to forget! * I received a complimentary copy of this book and chose to honestly review it without compensation.