Jill Crewe thought her dreams had come true when she got Black Boy, her beloved first pony. Then she gets the chance to buy another pony. It seems too good to be true when Jill buys Rapide, a successful show jumper. But has Jill done the right thing? Rapide likes everyone else at the stables, but he's not at all keen on her. Should she sell him? Or keep on trying, hoping she and Rapide will click? Jill can't decide. When Mrs Darcy, the owner of the local stables, has to go away, Jill finds she has plenty of other things to think about. When she and her friends take charge of the stables, they have to cope with pushy parents and spoiled children and then Mrs Darcy's precious show jumper, Blue Smoke, goes down with a mysterious illness. Will the stables survive Mrs Darcy's absence? And will Jill have to give up on Rapide?