Being able to talk to ponies isn't all that it's cracked up to be.
It's show time! The riders for Laurel Farm Stables are chosen to perform at a popular charity event and everyone is thrilled-everyone except the ponies.
The ponies are on strike! and Pia's horse, Drummer, is leading the rebellion. Their routine is so disasterous that Pia's other problems (like trying to hide her crush on James) seem totally unimportant. And now everyone expects Pia to talk some sense in to the stubborn ponies.
Will Pia's pony-whispering powers be enough to save the show?
"Entertainingly, the ponies converse much like their human owners, and Pia's popularity at her new school surges when her gift becomes known. Complications ensue, but Pia is a likable and sensible narrator throughout."—Booklist, review for The Pony Whisperer: The Word on the Yard