Susan Carpenter Noble

The Free Horse

(5 customer reviews)



Bruises and hard lessons are the price Meghan must pay as she learns to train her “free” horse, Savannah.

When Meghan sets a goal to win the title of Rodeo Princess, her best friend, Xender, unexpectedly turns against her. And now her friend Emma, who has Down syndrome, has a crisis with her sweet, old horse. Suddenly, Meghan must decide how much she is willing to sacrifice for friendship.

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About the Author

After earning her teaching degree at Penn State University, Susan Carpenter Noble tucked it in her hip pocket and took off for Colorado to become a horse trainer. Somehow, her mentors got the gangly six-footer to where she could actually get something done on a horse, and she won state championships in such diverse events as Reining, Western Riding, and Working Hunter. She also coached students to state championships in Dressage, Trail, and Barrel Racing, among others.

When she’s not out in the arena teaching her Horse Kids, or hiking with her husband, or traveling to see her far-flung siblings and adult kids, she’s usually typing away on the keyboard, telling the kinds of horse stories she would like to have read growing up.

Her debut novel, “Cowgirls Don’t Quit,” and the soon-to-be-released sequel, “The Free Horse,” were inspired by two of her recent students. The rest of her students are currently on their best behavior for fear she will embarrass them in a similar manner.

Additional information

Weight 0.434 lbs
Dimensions 5 × 0.408 × 8 in



Susan Carpenter Noble

5 reviews for The Free Horse

  1. Shelley Curtis

    This is the second book from this author and it’s even better than her first. The story is believable and fun to read with engaging dialog. Can’t wait for book three.

  2. Kelly Osness

    Great adventure story for kids of all ages! Susan’s writing is clever and intriguing and brought me back to the great stories from my youth. I thoroughly enjoyed both of her books and the valuable life lessons that were exemplified in each.

  3. Kathy

    I couldn’t wait to get to Susan’s second book The Free Horse and it didn’t disappoint. It was great watching the characters and their horses continue to develop. Her descriptions of the situations that take place in the horse world are spot on. Now I can’t wait for her third book in the series coming out in the spring of 2022

  4. Bella, Pennsylvania

    I love these books!! They are much more creative than typical horse books, and so much fun to read! The author makes them so relatable to young equestrians!

  5. Colleen Hope

    Sooooo….these very hot summer afternoons have chased me indoors and I finally took time to sit down and read. “The Free Horse” was hard to put down once I started. What a great book teaching me to understand more of what I see at our local horse shows and rodeos (we enjoy going to watch the youth events most) and weaving throughout a fun, real story of challenges and sorrow, but with overcoming fun and joy! Now I must go order the third book because, I’m so curious!

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