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Book 2: Carrie and Bandit

Carrie can’t believe it—she has a horse of her own and is only weeks away from being adopted by the most loving family she’s ever known. But Bandit is harder to manage than she first imagined—and the adoption might not go as smoothly as she thought either. When a bad decision jeopardizes everything, Carrie learns what it means to be forgiven and truly loved.

Carrie and Bandit is the second book in the Sonrise Stable series, heartwarming stories of an extended homeschooling family as they live, learn, and love together. Mixing adventure, life lessons, and realistic horse experiences, the series is a must for readers who enjoy family values, Christian faith, and, of course, horses!

Scriptural themes: Our adoption as children of God, Romans 8:14-17


Horse breeds website

Parts of the horse pdf

Art lesson: Learn how to draw Sassy, the mule

Related Horse Videos

Bridge Crossing on Trail Ride

Crossing a long bridge at Pairie Oaks Metro Park. I love the sound of the hooves on the wooden timbers. The horse is my Rocky Mountain mare, Nikki.

4-H Drill Team 2010

My daughter Julie is riding the black-and-white paint, carrying the U.S. flag. That's the horse Scamper in the Sonrise Stable series is patterned after. See if you can spot Sassy the mule. That's me on her. :) At about the 5 minute mark, Scamper steps up onto a wooden pedestal. He still loves to stand on things! Fences, gates, etc.