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Wonder's Promise (Thoroughbred #2)

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Ashleigh's dreams are in tatters...Ashleigh Griffen is thrilled when the owner of the horse farm where she lives puts her favorite horse, Wonder, into training as a Thoroughbred racer. Ashleigh has spent the past year turning the sickly filly into a beautiful, healthy yearling.

Ashleigh knows Wonder could be great, but Wonder dislikes her harsh new trainer. Soon she's bucki
Paperback, 182 pages
Published October 5th 1991 by HarperEntertainment (first published January 1st 1991)
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Dec 05, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I really liked this addition to the Thoroughbred series! Ashleigh Griffen has to contend with so many different situations that effect her interactions with her favorite filly, Wonder, that the reader can't help but feel her frustration. All the things Ashleigh had to put up with made for an intense story. Basically, Wonder begins her training to become a champion racehorse and Ashleigh has to stand by and watch because she's not the owner and has "no reason" to be involved with Wonder's trainin ...more
Oct 10, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own
Once again, I love this series! Ms. Campbell does a wonderful job telling Ashleigh's story and the struggles she faces with Wonder. Although Wonder isn't Ashleigh's horse, she feels like it because of how much time they've spent together, and she really wants Wonder to excel in her training. I love the other characters in these stories as well, such as Charlie, Ashleigh's parents, her best friend, and her siblings. They all play smaller roles, but they add so much to these stories. If you enjoye ...more
Lucy Siskova
Apr 26, 2012 rated it did not like it
Hm, líbilo se mi, že kniha nevazuje tam kde předchozí přestala a není tam nějaká delší časová prodleva.
Samozřejmě pro svou vášeň ke koním jsem si oblíbila možnost nahlédnout do tajů výcviku, se kterým se setkám jen málokdy.
Oct 14, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone
Shelves: juvenile
This book was a wholesome choice for middle school age. I really enjoyed the positive happy ending. I know it's cheesy, but I like it and it would help any girl interested in horses learn more about the ins and outs of caring for horses and preparing them to race. Teaches discipline.
Mar 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
I think I liked this book more than the rest of the series. The parts with wonder actually had me in distress!

Well, I think I'll be off to read another book- possibly another one in the Thoroughbred series?
Jul 17, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Any horse lover
These books focused my passion for horses on the Thoroughbred. I read these during my entire childhood and because of them, today I have re-trained 3 ex-racehorses and found them loving new homes. These books are perfect for fledgling horse lovers!
Jes (RebelReads)
A particularly good installment in this series. Sometimes I wonder if I let my love for these books cloud my judgement, but this was a solid book. There were so many things that could have gone wrong or been done poorly, but they weren't.
Dec 17, 2008 rated it it was amazing
i need to read this book cause i heard it was good from a friend and i will spill the beans after i read it so watch out jk wat the hek lol
Mar 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Az elején még olyan gyerekesnek éreztem, később viszont megszoktam. Nagyon érdekes dolog ez a lóverseny. :) Az utolsó néhány oldalon halálra izgultam magam!!
Kati Polodna
Jul 22, 2011 rated it liked it
Sep 04, 2008 rated it really liked it
this book was really good I read it a while ago but I can remember it because it was so good
Oct 02, 2014 rated it did not like it
I can't even bring myself to read this one after the first one.
Ashley Reif
Jun 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: horse-books
I loved it! I love horses, especially thoroughbreds!
Even though this book is fiction, I learned a lot.
For anyone who loves horses, you would enjoy this series!
Oct 18, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Never whip a horse it makes them unsafe to ride and they act nervous!
Daphne Wigger
Apr 25, 2009 rated it it was ok
Shelves: children-books
I actually read this a looooong time ago. Good adolescent fiction. Especially for girls who love horses, which is exactly why I picked it up back then.
Apr 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A great series for tweens that love horses and/or are interested in horseback riding or racing. Teaches about the struggles of working with animals and the benefits.
Aug 02, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, middle-grade
Loved these when I was a kid obsessed with horses.
Sep 20, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Mar 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
This review is written by Clio (age 6) and may contain spoilers!

Ashleigh is so excited that Wonder is going into training but Wonder doesn't like the new teacher and disobeys and bucks every time a person is on her back. When Ashleigh is riding down a hill she gets thrown off. She thinks maybe the trainer is right and she has to give up on Wonder. Wonder becomes whip shy. Ashleigh's friend Jilly talks to the trainer so that she can ride her and Jilly rides her with soft handling and no whips and
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Thoroughbred (1 - 10 of 72 books)
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