Phantom Stallion Series:
Wild horse themed teen series set on a Nevada ranch about a girl called Sam and a mysterious stallion called The Phantom. The books provide some interesting information about the way the Mustang breed is seen today and about the B.L.M. (Bureau of Land Management) an agency which oversees the Mustang population. The series is also tied in with a campaign to save the real life Mustangs from the Nevada Dept of Agriculture and the B.L.M.'s plans to culli the horses. More information about this campaign here
You can find more about the books and read excerpts from them here
ALL PAPERBACKS PUBLISHED BY HARPER COLLINS
1) THE WILD ONE
SUMMARY: Two years earlier Sam had fallen from Blackie, the mustang colt she and her friend Jake were taming. The colt went missing and Sam, injured and shocked, was sent away to live with an Aunt whilst she recovered. Now she is back at home. When she hears of a mysterious stallion roaming the mountains she is sure it is her beloved Blackie grown up. She meets the horse and the bond between them convinces her it is her old colt. But others have nefarious plans to capture the stallion. Can Sam and Jake keep the horse free?
PONYMAD RATING: 2-3 HORSESHOES
2) MUSTANG MOON
SUMMARY: When Phantom is accused of stealing rogue mares there is a bounty put on his head. Now Sam is in fear of him being shot! Can she prove his innocence and save his freedom and his life?
3) DARK SUNSHINE
SUMMARY: Sam rescues an abused mare, but can she keep her safe from horse rustlers out to take revenge on Sam after she exposed them?
4) THE RENAGADE
SUMMARY: A woman arrives in the area looking for rodeo horses. When Phantom seemingly disappears from his herd Sam is worried he may have been one of the horses she has caught.
5) FREE AGAIN
SUMMARY: Sam is looking after a blind Mustang filly whom nobody wants to adopt. But when the filly gets lost in a snow storm it is up to Phantom to save the day.
6) THE CHALLENGER
SUMMARY: Sam has her hands full trying to save a bunch of wild cougars from hunters and a lone young stallion from the cougars!
7) DESERT DANCER
SUMMARY: Phantom's lead mare goes missing. When she finds her in government custody she longs to set her free once more. But the mare is badly injured. Is returning her to the wild really the best thing to do?
8) GOLDEN GHOST
SUMMARY: Sam finds a loose mare whom she thinks may be her friend's missing horse. But when she tries to take the mare back home, Phantom has other ideas!
9) GIFT HORSE
SUMMARY: Sam saves a heavy horse from an auction but is not sure what to do with him. But when disaster strikes, it is the horse's turn to help out.
10) RED FEATHER FILLY
SUMMARY: As Sam and Jake train for an upcoming charity race, Sam finds her loyalties divided between Jake and the Phantom. How can she choose between them?
SUMMARY: Sam discovers a plot to wipe out the Mustangs, but when no-one will believe her she finds herself friendless--except for her loyal horse friend the Phantom.
12) RAIN DANCE
SUMMARY: The foal of Phantom and Dark Sunshine is about to be born. But all does not go well….
13) HEARTBREAK BRONCHO
SUMMARY: Can the new horse which arrives at the ranch really be a jinx? It seems everything has gone wrong since he arrived.
SUMMARY: Phantom must learn to get along with his grown son and rival stallion New Moon in order to protect both herds from a pack of vicious hunting dogs.
15) KIDNAPPED COLT
SUMMARY: Sam helps a friend to find a missing mare and colt.
16) WILDEST HEART
SUMMARY: Phantom is badly injured in a storm. Sam must decide whether she should capture her horse to treat him or allow him to roam free.
17) MOUNTAIN MARE
SUMMARY: Sam tries to solve the mystery of a strange mare.
SUMMARY: When one of the Phantom's colts in injured, Sam must try and find him a new home.
19) SECRET STAR
SUMMARY: A movie star horse arrives to stay at the ranch, but something is wrong with the famous horse….
20) BLUE WINGS
SUMMARY: A gift horse which Sam's step-mother has bought for Sam's dad turns out to be a bundle of trouble rather than the perfect present!
21) DAWN RUNNER
SUMMARY: When her friend Ryan's horse Hotspot gets loose and starts running with the Phantom Sam helps him look for his missing mare.
22) WILD HONEY
SUMMARY: One of the Phantom's mares is injured. But she doesn't dare call the vet in case he won't allow the horse to return to the wild, so decides instead to treat the horse herself. But in doing so she realises the mare seems very tame for a wild horse and also matches the description of a missing mare from California - is Sam helping a wild Mustang or has she accidentally stolen a horse?
23) GYPSY GOLD
SUMMARY: Sam befriends a boy travelling with his gypsy vanner mare and colt, and learning about his gypsy heritage. But the colt bears a strong resemblance to a missing horse.Has Sam's new friend stolen him?
24) RUN AWAY FROM HOME
SUMMARY: A terrible blizzard traps the Phantom and his herd. Will they be rounded up and the Phantom lose his freedom for good.
These books are all still in print and can be found easily in both the UK and the USA. Amazon seems to stock all the titles both new and second-hand.