Lara is a pony-mad 13 year old girl who loves to compete on her almost-perfect pony, Sugarlump. Life is good! Sugarlump was born to win and she and Lara are the perfect pony partnership - until that is, Sugarlump falls seriously ill and Lara can no longer rely on her to bring in the rosettes. Worse still, will Sugarlump survive? Can Lara train Jazzy, her other, naughtier pony, to replace Sugarlump? Can she overcome her desire to win and concentrate on learning more about the equine species and how they communicate? Follow Lara's journey to horse sense through her encounters with natural horsemanship trainers and find out why her recurring dream about the red lead-rope will help to lead her to success, in a slightly different way than she'd imagined.