True Riders (Marguerite Henry's Ponies of Chincoteague)
Brooke has major boy problems--from her brothers to her crush to her horse--in this sixth book in a contemporary middle grade series in the tradition of Marguerite Henry's Misty of Chincoteague.
Boys + ponies = trouble. Lots of it. Brooke's parents force Brooke to share Foxy with her little brothers and Brooke is none too happy. But she is happy that her friend Adam has been hanging around more again. She even lets him talk her into entering Foxy in a local show. But it doesn't help that the twins riding Foxy so much lately is making the pony backslide in her training and act up a bit. And then: disaster! Adam backs out of attending the show, and Brooke almost backs out as well when Foxy throws her off for the first time ever! Will Brooke give up on riding for good?
Four horse lovers unite and create a private message board where they post about all things horses, especially their own horses. Each book focuses on one of the four girls, giving insight on their personal life, adventures with the horses, and comments from the other girls in the message group. The eight books in the series includes 2 books about each of the girls—Maddie, Nina, Brooke, and Haley. Each story is approximately 180 pgs, and includes a short glossary in the back with mentioned horse terms and definitions, pb.