All Robin Gibson wants for her sixteenth birthday is a Mustang, which is a 1968 Presidential Blue Mustang that she’s had her eye on for some time. What her parents promise her is something with horsepower, but one with four legs not four tires. She’s upset with them because she doesn’t want to be part of the horse world like her entire family is. She wants the car she’s been dreaming about, not a real horse in which she’ll been drawn into the horse world more than she really cares to be. Does Robin finally get the 1968 Mustang she’s wanted? Does she get close to Twaziem, the starved, abused two-year-old horse that she brings home? Can Twaziem teach Robin a lesson deeper than she could ever imagine?
I really enjoyed this first book in the Shamrock Stables Series. I’m a big horse lover so wanting to review this story was an easy decision for me. I’m glad I was given the opportunity to get to see Robin learn a lesson or two in life. I definitely felt she started off with being a nasty, selfish brat, but as the story progressed, I saw her change slowly. I’m new to this author and her writing, but she definitely has a new fan in me now. If you enjoy reading YA stories with a horse theme involved, than this is one story that you should definitely look into.
The only thing that Robin Gibson wants for her sixteenth birthday is a 1968 Presidential Blue Mustang. Following their family tradition, what her parents promise her is a horse of her own, one with four legs, not four wheels. Mom competes in endurance riding, Dad does calf roping, her older brother games and her older sister loves three-day eventing, but Robin proudly says that she doesn't do horses. She'll teach her controlling family a lesson by bringing home the worst horse she can find, a starved, abused two-year-old named Twaziem.
Robin figures she'll nurse him back to health, sell him and have the money for her car. Rescuing and rehabilitating the Morab gelding might be a bigger challenge than what she planned. He comes between her and her family. He upsets her friends when she looks after his needs first. Is he just an investment or is he part of her future? And if she lets him into her heart will she win or will she lose?