Eppie never knew her father, and now her mother, the only person in the world who ever understood her, has tragically died. Orphaned 13-year-old Eppie is placed in the foster care system. All she cares about now is rescuing her mother's horse, a prized Warlander stallion named Legend.
But there's a catch. Legend now belongs to someone else, and she must find a way to pay for him with the money from her after school job before he is sold to the highest bidder.
As things get more complicated at her new home, Eppie's dream of owning Legend seems to be slipping further away as she soon realizes she could not only lose her horse, but also the roof over her head.