Beware of the Horse

Fifteen-year-old Jan Bryant is haunted by memories of a tragic riding accident.

Publishing history
Slow Gallop Press, 2013 (ebook), 59 pp.

Fifteen-year-old Jan Bryant is haunted by memories of a tragic riding accident. Consumed by guilt, she struggles to cope and becomes increasingly withdrawn, much to the concern of her mum, Irene, a single parent trying to make a new life for both of them. Disowned by his parents, eighteen-year-old Richard has been in trouble with the police, but is taken in by his older brother, Chris. Together, they run a livery stable and give riding lessons to pay the bills.

When their paths cross, Richard becomes intrigued by the shy, enigmatic Jan, who has a rare gift with horses but seems determined to keep her distance. Both teenagers are trapped by a past that make it difficult to move on. Like Cassius, the beautiful, damaged and dangerous bay horse that brings them together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jane Ayres