What do you do when life sends you the ultimate test? Perhaps you have a dream to do something really special but can’t find the courage to take the next step, or maybe you’re dealing with something really difficult, and you don’t know what you can do to make it easier or who to turn to for help; or perhaps you haven’t found out yet what you’re meant to do with the rest of your life and are wondering what’s the point!
The Pony who Wanted to Prance tells the story of a black and white pony called Pepper who arrives at Sweet Haven, an animal rehabilitation centre located on the edge of the Lake District, after being abandoned in an allotment with nine other horses and left to die.
Lack of room at a local RSPCA sanctuary means Pepper has to be moved to the private rehabilitation centre run by a woman called Josie Cornell and her husband, Steve, whose home has become a sanctuary to a whole host of other animals.
The story shares the journey of how two ‘different’ individuals are brought together, both seeking to find their place in life: Josie Cornell, a woman who is desperately trying to find some meaning in her life after finding out she cannot have children; and Pepper, a pony who is seeking acceptance and who believes that to do that, she must first master the ability to ‘prance’.