Hubler, Marsha

About the author

Marsha Hubler is a Christian author and speaker. She is a homeschooling consultant, and with her husband, has fostered children for many years. Her books reflect her faith and her experience with children; her Keystone Stables series has as its heroine Skye, a veteran of failed foster placement after failed foster placement. What turns her around is her last chance placement with Tom and Eileen Chambers, whose tough-love Christian approach does the trick.

The Keystone Stables series has been republished, with most of the titles being changed. The series is not Marsha Hubler’s only essay into horse books; she has written other horse-related fiction for children. She kept horses for many years, but sold her last two, Pepsi and Coke, when back trouble meant she could no longer ride.

Finding the books
All still in print, and available directly from the author, or via Amazon etc.

Links and sources
Marsha Hubler’s website
Zondervan on Marsha Hubler
Marsha Hubler’s Horse Facts blog


Keystone Stables
A Horse to Love/The Trouble with Skye
On the Victory Trail/A True Test for Skye
Southern Belle’s Special Gift/Trouble Times Two
Summer Camp Adventure/Teamwork at Camp Tioga
Leading the Way/The Winning Summer
Blue Ribbon Champ/Skye’s Final Test
Whispering Hope
Long Ride Home

Bibliography (horse books only)

The trouble with Skye

Zonderkidz, 2004, 130 pp
As A Horse to Love, Zonderkidz, 2009, 144 pp

Skye is 13. She is angry, defensive, and a veteran of foster placement after foster placement. Nothing is working, and she is sent for her final chance to the foster care of Tom and Eileen Chambers, and their home at Keystone stables. Skye finds it easier to accept the horses than she does Tom and Eileen’s Christian faith, but she comes to realise God loves her no matter how foul she is.

A true test for Skye

Zonderkidz, 2004, 132 pp
As On the Victory Trail
Zonderkidz, 2009, 144 pp

A friend from Skye’s old life, Sooze Bodmer, has come to Keystone Stables. Skye’s faith is tested when Sooze is diagnosed with a brain tumour.

Trouble Times Two

Zonderkidz, 2005, 144 pp
As Southern Belle’s Special Gift
Zonderkidz, 2009, 128 pp

Skye and Morgan have a testing time trying to share their faith with Tanya Bell, a runaway who is a veteran shoplifter, and the latest foster child in the Chambers’ stables. When one of the mares, Southern Belle, dies giving birth to her foal, Tanya takes responsibility for the foal and her life is transformed.

Teamwork at Camp Tioga

Zonderkidz, 2005, 128 pp
As Summer Camp Adventure
Zonderkidz, 2009, 128 pp

Skye and her friend Chad are working as teen counsellors at Camp Tioga. One of the campers, who is deaf, causes havoc during riding lessons. So that she can try and communicate with him, Skye takes a crash course in American Sign Language. When Jonathan disappears, Skye and
Chad have to lead the rescue to find him.

The Winning Summer

Zonderkidz, 2005, 124 pp
As Leading the Way
Zonderkidz, 2009, 122 pp

Skye, Chad and Morgan are trying to teach four special needs children, but Katie, who is blind, has many other challenges in her life, and is very bitter at her parents’ impending divorce.

Skye’s Final Test

Zonderkidz, 2005, 110 pp.
As Blue Ribbon Champ
Zonderkidz, 2009, 112 pp

Skye is embarrassed and annoyed when one of the new teenagers at Keystone, Downs Syndrome Joey, takes a liking to her and calls her his girlfriend. Skye is not kind to him, and treats him harshly when others are not about.

Whispering Hope

Zonderkidz, 2009, 144 pp

There is a new pinto mustang, Rebel, at the stables, and he is living up to his name. Added to that, Wanda Stallord, newly at the stables, is determined to make life wretched for everyone.

The Long Ride Home

Zonderkidz, 2009, 144 pp

Skye hasn’t seen her parents since she was a toddler, but she’s happy living with the Chambers at Keystone Stables. At a show, Skye meets an aunt she didn’t know she had, and she helps Skye in the search for her parents.

Rickie Rides to the Rescue

Published by the author, Middleburg, PA, 2009

Rickie Wyatt is 13, and works part time at the Arrow Pines Ranch. Her heart is set on buying Tennessee Walker Cocoa, but he is sold to someone else. Rickie searches for another horse to take his place. Rickie’s best friend, Jonah, is searching for his birth mother, and Rickie helps him in his search.

The Secret of the Batty

Undated? Published by the author

Boots Seiler, his sister Cora, the two ponies Shadow and Snowball and their dog Scooter solve mysteries in 1920s Coaltown.

The Secret of Wolf Canyon

Sonfire Media LLC, 2010, 180 pp

Woody, Moo and Taz solve a mystery.


Leslie’s Solo Ride

Originally published in Discovery Trails, 2003

Best in Show

A Skye Nicholson story