Thunder, the Yearling Colt – Wilson Sisters Adventures 2

Can Nina tame a wild Kaimanawa colt from wild to mild?

Ever since she helped Kelly Wilson train a wild Brumby, twelve-year-old Nina has dreamed of taming a wild pony of her very own. When she learns that 300 of New Zealand’s wild horses face slaughter in an upcoming muster, she and her sister Lily sign up for the Wild Kaimanawa Workshop to tame a colt each – in just one month – and bring it home.

From Kentucky, USA, to wild New Zealand beaches, the girls embark on an exciting challenge. Only one will get the colt they hope for, and the other will star in a television show documenting the wild horses’ journey. Which will it be?

From the author of the bestselling Showtym Adventures series, the second novel in the Wilson Sisters Adventures follows Kelly Wilson and Nina Sutherland’s experiences with wild horses, and is inspired by true events.

Follow Nina and her sister Lily as they save two wild Kaimanawa ponies and tame them in a month-long challenge!

Written by Kelly Wilson and Nina Sutherland

$22.00 incl. GST

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A brand new equestrian series for fans of the bestselling Showtym Adventures! From the author of the bestselling Showtym Adventures, this novel is inspired by the Wilson sisters’ exciting true experiences with wild horses.

Meet the Kiwi authors

Kelly Wilson is a New Zealand author, photographer and horsewoman. Find out more on her author page.

Nina Sutherland is a young horsewoman who grew up in Northland and learned to ride at a young age. When she was ten years old she had her first taste of working with wild ponies, helping Kelly to train a wild mare, Shyla, for the Australian Brumby Challenge. Two years later Nina participated in Kelly’s Wild Kaimanawa Workshop, adopting and training a wild colt named Thunder, and also trained Allegiance, a wild seven-year-old stallion. She competed both ponies in the 2018 Kaimanawa Freedom to Friendship Challenge with top results. With Kelly, she has co-written two novels for children that were inspired by these life-changing experiences. She lives in Hawke’s Bay, where she works for Vicki Wilson’s stables as a fulltime equestrian.

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Puffin Books, an imprint of Penguin

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