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Christmas Special: Starlight

Jenny Oldfield
Authors:
Jenny Oldfield

A wild and dangerous mountain setting and a daughter who lives, breathes and sleeps horses is a recipe for trouble for ranch owner, Sandy Scott. But Kirstie is undaunted by her mother's warnings. She's at her happiest riding the trails through the tall forests and deep canyons of the Meltwater Range...When Starlight's young owner, Jay, falls ill, the Scotts take the horse in. But the restless, highly strung horse doesn't settle, so Kirstie fixes a secret meeting for him and Jay. The reunion is a great success, but the parting almost breaks both their hearts. Now Starlight pines worse than before, while Jay's illness turns critical. Has Kirstie made a bad mistake?

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Summer Special: Diamond Charm

Jenny Oldfield
Authors:
Jenny Oldfield

This is a recipe for trouble for ranch owner, Sandy Scott. But her daughter Kirstie is undaunted by her mother's warnings. She's at her happiest riding the trails through the tall forests and deep canyons of the Meltwater Range...It's midsummer and a busy time at the ranch. So why does Sandy Scott let Taryn West stay for free? Kirstie soon learns that Taryn's life has recently fallen apart - her mom is missing presumed dead and her dad is the chief suspect. When novice rider Taryn disappears on her favourite horse, Diamond Charm, Kirstie sets off to track her down - before they find themselves battling to save the life of another member of this torn and tragic family ...

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Summer Special: Jethro Junior

Jenny Oldfield
Authors:
Jenny Oldfield

Jethro Junior is a star jumping horse, tested out by Kirstie over a long, hot summer. The creeks are dry and the threat of forest fires looms large. So when townie campers carelessly discard a lighted match on Eagle's Peak, it's not long before a bush fire rages. First on the scene, Kirstie must ride for help - but there's only one way out, and it involves Jethro jumping the biggest obstacle ever...

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Wild Horses

Jenny Oldfield
Authors:
Jenny Oldfield

Kirstie is leading a pony trek through Miner's Ridge when a sudden storm causes a landslide. She is trapped alone in Dead Man's Canyon with a herd of wild horses whose leader, a proud black stallion, has been hurt by falling rocks. Cold, wet and alone in the gathering storm - can she find a way out and help the injured stallion?

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Rodeo Rocky

Jenny Oldfield
Authors:
Jenny Oldfield

At a local rodeo contest, Kirstie is horrified to see an injured horse. Upset by the way the horse is treated, she persuades her mother to buy him. But Kirstie soon learns that training an ex-rodeo horse is not easy, and when Rocky throws Kirstie on a steep mountain trail, his fate hangs in the balance once more...

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Crazy Horse

Jenny Oldfield
Authors:
Jenny Oldfield

Crazy Horse - wild and unruly, and Cadillac - a beautiful pedigree, are two very different but inseparable horses. When both horses are discovered to be missing one night, it seems that Crazy Horse was used by thieves to lure Cadillac away. Kirstie is worried about what they will do with Crazy Horse - but will she track the stolen horses down in time?

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Johnny Mohawk

Jenny Oldfield
Authors:
Jenny Oldfield

When a guest at the ranch falls from his horse and breaks his arm, he accuses the horse, Johnny Mohawk, of bucking him off. Kirstie doesn't believe his story one little bit. Now his father is determined to sue the Half Moon Ranch for thousands of dollars. Can Kirstie prove Johnny Mohawk's innocence before it's too late?

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Midnight Lady

Jenny Oldfield
Authors:
Jenny Oldfield

When Kirstie watches a neighbouring rancher break in new horses, she is appalled by the treatment of one strong-willed mare - Midnight Lady. Determined to save the horse, Kirstie attempts to free her. But her plan backfires and eight horses escape into the mountains. Now Kirstie is in big trouble - should she own up? If she does, will she ever see Midnight Lady again?

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Third Time Lucky

Jenny Oldfield
Authors:
Jenny Oldfield

Kirstie and her horse, Lucky, are inseparable. When Lucky shows signs of a mystery illness - and neither the vet, nor Kirstie's brother can identify what's wrong, Kirstie makes a third and final attempt to find a cure for Lucky. She seeks out the legendary horse doctor who lives deep in the Rockies. Will he be able to save Lucky's life?

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Navaho Joe

Jenny Oldfield
Authors:
Jenny Oldfield

Kirstie Scott lives at Half-Moon Ranch, where her mother runs a pony trekking centre. She has her own palomino pony and together they love riding the local trails. Storms, floods and earth tremors are all facts of life in this wild terrain, and at times the landscape itself proves the enemy to the horses and riders.A mystery horse has appeared on Eagle's Peak. He's the perfect Native American mustang - strong, athletic, wilful... And lost! Kirstie names the beautiful Appaloosa Joe. But her attempts to tempt him down to Half-Moon Ranch fail. When two strangers turn up claiming ownership, Kirstie should be relieved; with winter closing in, Joe surely won't survive much longer out on the peak. But somehow she doesn't trust the strangers - and nor, it seems, does Joe...

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Hollywood Princess

Jenny Oldfield
Authors:
Jenny Oldfield

A wild and dangerous mountain setting and a daughter who lives, breathes and sleeps horses is a recipe for trouble for ranch owner, Sandy Scott. But Kirstie is undaunted by her mother's warnings. She's at her happiest riding the trails through the tall forests and deep canyons of the Meltwater Range...There's a new horse at Half-Moon Ranch: a pure white, silky-maned mare called Hollywood Princess. But Hollywood's glamorous looks belie her tough nature, and a fun rodeo competition seems the perfect way to show off the talents of this ex-champion. But disaster strikes; a freak accident leaves both Hollywood and Kirstie's best friend, Lisa, badly injured. Lisa can't bear for the horse to be destroyed - but does Hollywood have the willpower to pull through?

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Danny Boy

Jenny Oldfield
Authors:
Jenny Oldfield

Danny Boy is an energetic black colt, new to the ranch. Out on the trail, a guest's poor judgement brings Danny down. Trapped on a ledge, there's no way of reaching him - until Kirstie remembers some disused silver mine workings. Could an old site plan help her to carry out a daring rescue?

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Little Vixen

Jenny Oldfield
Authors:
Jenny Oldfield

Brad Martin, a famous reining expert, visits Half Moon Ranch with his champion horse, Little Vixen. Kirstie adores the horse but suspects the man - especially when she sees him getting close to her mother. She's heard he's fallen on hard times and is worried he's after a share of the Half Moon profits. Her worry turns to alarm when a sudden fire traps Little Vixen in the barn. Is Martin to blame? If so, why would he put his own horse in danger? Kirstie aims to untangle the truth from the lies...

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Gunsmoke

Jenny Oldfield
Authors:
Jenny Oldfield

It's kids' week at the ranch, and Kirstie befriends Lacey, a loner with a natural talent for riding. Besotted with her horse, a blue roan gelding called Gunsmoke, Lacey breaks ranch rules and rides off trail alone. When she fails to return, Kirstie fears the worst; either Lacey has had a terrible accident, or she's run away - unaware that a heavy storm is brewing...

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Golden Dawn

Jenny Oldfield
Authors:
Jenny Oldfield

There's excitement at the ranch when Golden Dawn gives birth to a foal, Tatum. But when flash floods pour down and wreak havoc in the meadow, Tatum goes missing. Could the foal have survived the flood? Kirstie and Golden Dawn set off upriver to find out. Ahead lies danger - sub-zero night temperatures, wild animals, and the ever present threat of another disastrous flood...

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Silver Spur

Jenny Oldfield
Authors:
Jenny Oldfield

A recipe for trouble for ranch owner, Sandy Scott. But her daughter, Kirstie is undaunted by her mother's warnings. She's at her happiest riding the trails through the tall forests and deep canyons of the Meltwater Range...The ranch's new wrangler, Troy Hendren, is full of stories of his years spent cowboying in Montana and his faithful horse, Silver Spur. According to Troy, Silver Spur can spin on a ten-cent piece and understand every word he says. But oldtimer Hadley Crane is suspicious of this flashy cowboy. When a guest mislays an antique gold locket, is Hadley right in pointing the finger at Troy?

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Moondance

Jenny Oldfield
Authors:
Jenny Oldfield

A recipe for trouble for ranch owner, Sandy Scott. But her daughter, Kirstie is undaunted by her mother's warnings. She's at her happiest riding the trails through the tall forests and deep canyons of the Meltwater Range...New arrival Moondance is a salebarn bargain; beautiful but only half schooled. Hadley blames rival dude owner, Ty Tyler, for the blue roan's bad habits and poor condition. Kirstie shares the old wrangler's doubts over Tyler's claims for his magical horse-training method. But she's not happy when Hadley rides into a head-on confrontation which could put both his and Moondance's lives at risk...

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Lady Roseanne

Jenny Oldfield
Authors:
Jenny Oldfield

Matt's new girlfriend, Lauren, has gone on a study trip and left her beautiful horse, Lady Roseanne, at Half-Moon Ranch. Keen to impress, Matt pays lots of attention to the appaloosa mare. So he loses it big-time when he finds lovely Lady covered in cuts and scratches. He blames the new wrangler, Karina Cooper but Kirstie suspects someone or something else is to blame ...

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Steamboat Charlie

Jenny Oldfield
Authors:
Jenny Oldfield

A recipe for trouble for ranch owner, Sandy Scott. But her daughter, Kirstie is undaunted by her mother's warnings. She's at her happiest riding the trails through the tall forests and deep canyons of the Meltwater Range...Steamboat Charlie, a big black gelding, arrives at Half-Moon Ranch with a bad reputation for bucking off his riders. But Kirstie likes the black gelding's playful nature and happily works with him, until a random gunshot during a forest ride shatters the peace. Was the shot an accident or deliberate? Can Kirstie uncover the mystery - and find out the truth about Steamboat's past?

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Skylark

Jenny Oldfield
Authors:
Jenny Oldfield

A recipe for trouble for ranch owner, Sandy Scott. But her daughter, Kirstie is undaunted by her mother's warnings. She's at her happiest riding the trails through the tall forests and deep canyons of the Meltwater Range... Kirstie is pleased that Skylark and her foal Hummingbird become the favourite subject of artist Leon Powell during his visit to Half-Moon Ranch. But tragedy strikes when a freak snowstorm traps the bay mare and her foal freezes to death. An outraged Powell sets about exposing the Scotts for their "cruelty". But Matt Scott isn't convinced that Hummingbird's death was quite so clear-cut. Meanwhile, poor Skylark pines for her dead foal...