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First Horse I See

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  101 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Before she died, Willo's mother made her father promise that Willo could finally have a horse. Her grandfather warns her: don't fall in love with the first horse that you see. But Willo does-with Tess, a feisty ex-racehorse who has been mistreated by her former owners. Willo is convinced she can tame her, despite her father's doubts. She has her trainer, Diana, and Diana's ...more
Hardcover, 215 pages
Published October 23rd 2000 by Turtleback Books (first published June 21st 1999)
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Lucy M
Jan 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Lauren
Oct 09, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought this book was alright. Being a horse lover, I enjoyed reading it, but thought it was too similar to many other horse stories I have read. It was about a girl named Willo who has lost her mother and who's father is rarely home. She lives with her grandfather. Before her mother died, she told Willo that she could have a horse. Willo falls in love with the first horse she visits, a sickly, underfed, high-strung mare named Tess. Her father gives her one week to tame Tess, or else he will s ...more
Dotty
Feb 06, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Willojean falls in love with the first horse she sees, an abused race horse. She must win her father’s trust and approval for her choice along with cope with her father’s alcoholism. And then there is her first love of a boy. Through it all stands her grandfather and her determination to ride as one with her horse, Tess. Sometimes I’m uncomfortable with this author’s style of writing but her characters and plot are excellent.
Gabby DesRuisseau
I read this book when I was a tween and was obsessed with it. The kind of obsessed where you read it over and over and never get tired of it. So this story is my a part of my childhood. The first book I really loved.
Will
Apr 26, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read it in order to vet it as a gift for my then eight-year-old niece. Surprisingly, I didn't want to put it down after beginning it.
Ashley
Mar 26, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really loved this book when i was younger and I still love it! Any girl that loves horse should read this book.
Irishgirl1247
Liked this alot as a tween, don't really know what i saw in in now. It's pretty tragic.
Pam
Apr 15, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great book for people who have a passion for horses.
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This was the first book I really loved.
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