In Spirit of the Lone Horse, the first in the series, we are introduced to Jo Mason and her family. Jo is the commanding officer of a large mounted band base. Thanks to a horse almost killing her, she is terrified by the noble creatures she once loved. Meeting the rogue stallion’s son, she is faced with the choice of running away from her fear or taking back control of her life. Her decision begins an adventure that weaves a tapestry through past mistakes and regrets, present circumstances and consequences, and future hopes and dreams.
In 2005, things seemed simple to Jo Mason. She was going to be the first woman to raise the USMB International Championship trophy above her head. Double tragedy strikes the beginning of her quest. First, she finds her longtime companion dead in his stall. Second, his replacement almost kills her. In 2014, she wonders what she's meant to do with her life. Her fear of horses has left her estranged from her family as well as doubting and second-guessing herself. During a quiet walk in the woods, she's confronted by the rogue stallion's son and a choice. Take control or keep running.