Midnight Lady (Horses of Half Moon Ranch Series #5)

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Kirstie Scott can't wait to meet the neighbors that have just moved in, especially their strong-willed and elegant mare, Midnight Lady. But she is shocked to discover that they mistreat their horses. Appalled by the abuse, she vows to rescue them. However, her plan backfires when many of the horses escape deep into the mountains.

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Overview

Kirstie Scott can't wait to meet the neighbors that have just moved in, especially their strong-willed and elegant mare, Midnight Lady. But she is shocked to discover that they mistreat their horses. Appalled by the abuse, she vows to rescue them. However, her plan backfires when many of the horses escape deep into the mountains.

Don't miss The Horses of Half Moon Ranch!

Crazy Horse • Johnny Mohawk • Midnight Lady • Wild Horses • Rodeo Rocky

About the Series:
Kirstie Scott lives with her family at Half Moon Ranch where her entire life is consumed by an undying love for horses. She finds the wild and dangerous terrain enticing and spends her afternoons riding through the tall forests and deep canyons. Kirstie always finds adventure in nature and never has a dull day.

Join Kirstie and her friends for four more action-packed adventures in this popular horse series.

What readers are saying about the Horses of Half Moon Ranch:

"...this series is going to make quite a few little horse-crazy girls very, very happy!"
"This story is one that I enjoyed. I hope that the author will continue to display such talent in writing."
"The detail and story line is great. I would recommend to any horse lover!"
"A wonderful story. This is a good read for any horse lover. I enjoyed it a lot."
"Thought that I would read this book because I have read other books by this author and I love horses. I couldn't put this book down! An exciting and gripping read."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402217043
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/1/2009
  • Series: Horses of Half Moon Ranch Series , #5
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 543,595
  • Age range: 9 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 810L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Jenny Oldfield is the author of over 50 children's books. She lives in Yorkshire and says that she loves the countryside and enjoys walking, gardening, playing tennis, riding, and traveling with her two daughters, Kate and Eve.

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Excerpt from Midnight Lady

". . . Copper Bottom and Steel Dust; that's where it all began," Hadley Crane said as he backed the trailer out of the parking lot at San Luis Sale Barn.

" Yeah, like, I know exactly what you're talking about!" Lisa Goodman raised her eyebrows at Kirstie Scott. The reversing trailer raised a cloud of dust, which blew grit into the girls' eyes. It was late afternoon and the baking sun was sinking low in a clear blue sky.

"Two sires," Hadley went on. The head wrangler at Half Moon Ranch positioned the trailer to wait in line at the wide exit onto Route 27. "Copper Bottom and Steel Dust started a specialist breed of horse way back in the 1930s."

"What was special about them?" Kirstie could hear the three young horses they'd just bought stamping impatiently inside the metal trailer. She fanned her face with the sale program, then pulled down the peak of her baseball cap to shade her eyes.

"Easy to keep. Good feet. Small. Fast." Tersely, Hadley listed the strong points of the breed of horse used by the ranchers in the West. "Mighty fast, as a matter of fact. You put a postage-stampsized saddle on one of those guys, set him on a sprint track around the outside of a rodeo arena, and he'd blast out of that starting gate like a bullet out of a gun."

Kirstie grinned at Lisa. Get Hadley talking about his favorite subject, and there was no stopping him. The normally silent old ranch hand could ramble on for ages. "Isn't that why they're called quarter horses?" she asked, as their tall vehicle eased out onto the road.

"Sure." He signaled left and followed the sign that read: Minesville 8 miles, Renegade 3 miles. "Those races were no more than a quarter of a mile long. The horse never drew breath the whole time he was sprinting. He slowed up over the finish line and realized he might be kinda short of breath out there. But there was nothing to beat him for a short burst of speed. Short horse, or quarter horse. And it's all because of Copper Bottom and Steel Dust."

"Hmm." Lisa was impressed. She settled back in the passenger seat for the drive down the narrow, straight road to Renegade. "So the three horses we bought for Donna Rose back there, Skeeter, Moonpie, and Midnight Lady, they're all quarter horses?"

Skeeter, the three-year-old black-and-white paint. Strangely named Moonpie, the flea-bitten gray with a rash of brownish markings. Long-limbed, dapple gray Midnight Lady. Kirstie held a picture of them in her mind, their nervousness in the sale barn arena, heads up, ears flicking this way and that in reaction to the unaccustomed noise and bustle.

She recalled the paint's high-pitched whinny as Hadley led him up the ramp into the trailer, Moonpie following reluctantly where his more spirited leader had already gone. And the trouble they'd had loading Midnight Lady, who'd objected to the dark steel box and the echo of her hooves as they struck the metal ramp. She'd pulled and strained at the halter rope, until Hadley had switched tactics and offered her a handful of sweet alfalfa hay to tempt the hungry horse inside.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2013

    A Whisper

    A quiet whisper floats on the breeze. "The golden lily has returned..."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2013

    Hollyflame

    Holluflame had layed down his her nest to go to sleep~Hollyflame

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 23, 2013

    Cinderwolf & Jayhawk

    Cinderwolf's ears perked, a distracted look appearing on his face. <p> Jayhawk took a deep breath, "On the border. I was hunting and it just got me by surprise," he explained quickly.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2013

    RiverSong to HawkEye

    To Canafa

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2012

    Midnight Lady!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Midnigjt Lady is such a beautiful name for a horse.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2012

    Whitestar to All

    "Hey guys! My sister has taken away the NOOK so I won't be on until I get it back. I did set up the new camp, it is at 'pony club secrets' all results. The Training Hollow is in the camp results, just to let you know. So, Velveteyes, you're in charge, and you can perform ceremonies if neccessary. Bye for now!" ~Instructing Whitestar

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2012

    WINDBREEZE IS LOCKED OUT!

    Move camp.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2012

    Rainstorm

    Has anyone seen poppyflame?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2012

    To Whitestar/Autumnstar

    "YOU IDIOT! SHADOWCLAN IS DEAD! DO YOU HEAR ME?! DEAD!"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2012

    To raeka

    Heyzzo

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2012

    Meadowleaf

    YEAH!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2012

    To Riverpaw

    You don't capitalize the second part of your name. Have you even ever read the Warriors books? Cause they don't do that in the Warriors books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2012

    TO ANYONE THAT WATS S E X

    GO TO BRITCHES FIRST RESULT!

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    Posted September 17, 2012

    Hawkeye

    "Oh....... Where to?"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2012

    Daisypaw

    I nudge banditpaw lightly. "Wanna go hunt with me" i ask then i double over in a coughing fit and shudder violently. I shake as i stand "bet i-ill catch m-more!"~daisypaw

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2012

    Blacksoul

    Blacksoul is here, hey should I talk in 3rd person, or 1st?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2012

    Tigerleaf(starclan)

    I found you guysL ~ Tigerleaf of starclab

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 5, 2012

    Is this the right place to post

    If you want to roleplay one of the cats on the RP list at 'adventures of the cat princess warrior'? Because I'm locked out there and I would like to roleplay Songfeather.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2012

    RiverPaw

    Walks in. He has lots of fresh kill. A gash is down is leg. "I eanna say im leaving HorseClan. So im leaving all this food as a farwell gift. Goodbye" RiverPaw limps out. "Oh and if you see me. Im River" he turned back and walks away. He passes by the kitd. "My revenge is awaiting an I will rip you d your puny clanmates apart" he whispers so only the kits hear. RiverPaw limps out of territory.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 2, 2012

    DAWNBREAK

    IM BACK FOR TONIGHT I HAVE A NEW NOOK BUT I MOVED AND HAVE NO WIFI OR INTERNET YET IM AT A HOTEL USEING WIFI IS ANYONE I KNOW HERE??????

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