This is a true story!!!
Ever since she went on her first trail ride Victoria was obsessed with horses. She starts working at a barn and taking lessons but does not have the money to buy one of the fancy dressage horses that are used to compete. She comes across Moonshine, an ex-racehorse who is headed for the slaughterhouse if no one buys him. Despite the fact that Moonshine is not totally suited to the challenges of dressage and is a difficult horse to ride, she persists and with patience and learned skill, Victoria and Moonshine accomplish more than anyone ever thought possible.
If you like horse stories or stories about the connection between humans and animals, you might love Tale of the Dancing Slaughterhorse!
If you have never heard of or seen dressage, check out this video for an example...