Judie Gulley, who is based in Iowa, writes books for teenagers, one of which is this one horse book, Rodeo Summer. Rodeo Summer is the story of 15 year old Janet. An outsider in the family, she is the only one who doesn’t ride.
Finding the book:easy to find in its native America, but not published in the UK.
Bibliography - horse books only
Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1984, 146 pp
Janet is not like the rest of her family. She is plump, and the only one who doesn’t ride. She is determined to prove herself by learning to be a rodeo barrel racer. Unfortunately the horse she chooses to fulfil this task is all but unmanageable.