Local author Debra Segal chronicles a young girl's summer on horseback in Alachua County with her newfound group of friends. A tale of making new friends, having fun adventures, and learning important life lessons but without unnecessary drama or a gossip-y tone. This is a fun, quick, and easy read for the middle grade horse lovers. Many young riders will never get to experience horseback riding how they used to in the old days, but this book introduces young readers to the carefree summer days of the past. Even better, the author weaves in information about local flora and fauna and a Gainesville of old. This book would be a great classroom read.