|This is the author's niece, Heather, who was the inspiration for this story.|
This photo was taken by David Michael and was the basis for the cover art.
Gorgeous picture, gorgeous horse, gorgeous girl.
Stevie has a real stubborn streak too. It doesn't help matters that she insists on riding an equally stubborn horse, Jack Rabbit. Despite her suddenly amazing ability to "feel as one" with the horse and communicate with them, she may run into trouble with her racing even she doesn't listen to what people try to teach her. She could wind up hurting her horse or herself. Stevie is about to learn that she is not always right.. the hard way.
|Heather's horse, Cherokee was the inspiration for Jack Rabbit.|
"Heather has family in Antlers, and she chose the setting for the story.
She also named Stevie and the rest of the Buckbee family. And most of the horses."