Max Parrish, London, 1965. 144 pp.
Nikki was sent to stay with her cousins on a stud farm in Gloustershire. A promising ballerina, she is terrified of horses and afraid that she will be forced to ride. Her cousins, Sally and Tim Carleton, are both excellent riders, and do not understand this scared, city-bred cousin. It is unheard of for a Carleton to not ride, and she is a disgrace to the family. But Nikki is not as feeble as she appears to them. Secretly she continues with her ballet, and eventually she gets the chance to prove her worth and win the respect of her horse-crazy cousins. Along the way, she also learns to love horses.
Many thanks to Lisa Catz for the summary.