Before Thoroughbred, Ashleigh Griffen lived at Edgardale, her family's farm in Kentucky. Nothing could be more perfect than life on the farm with her family, her favourite horses, and her best friend, Mona. Ashleigh loves helping with the horses - and dreaming of becoming a jockey some day . . .
Can Ashleigh protect Lightning?
Ashleigh Griffen thinks horses are the most wonderful animals in the world. She can't imagine why anyone would want to hurt a horse. So when Ashleigh discovers Lightning living in a filthy stall on a neighbour's farm, she can't ignore the horse's suffering.
Ashleigh knows Lightning isn't her responsibility. But Ashleigh is sure that Lightning's life is in danger if she stays with her abusive owner. How far will Ashleigh go to save the beautiful horse?