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 . . .
Ashleigh takes a virtual trip back in time as she learns to round up mustangs and ride in thrilling cowboy rodeos - all on a horse no one believed in before she came to town.
Ashleigh gets much more than she bargains for when she travels west to spend time with her cousins. It's like a trip back in time as Ashleigh learns to ride in rodeos and thrilling mustang round-ups. She even gets to race on bush tracks, where the purses are much smaller than they are in Kentucky, but the races can be more exciting than Ashleigh thought possible!
Ashleigh also forges a special relationship with a horse no one believes in. She vows to make his talents known before she returns home to Kentucky, but can she prove her hunch before she has to head back east?