For every girl that loved horses, this book is a winner. Jane loves to ride and loves Beau, a borrowed horse owned by the farm she rides with, even more. While preparing for a summertime advanced competition to show she has just as many skills as the wealthier girls that own their own horses, Jane loses Beau to a girl that buys him. Despite her sadness, she maintains her good nature and is offered a wild-card chance at the competition with a newer, less manageable horse. Throughout her summer's journey, Jane both observes and suffers the typical trials and tribulations associated with adolescent girls across varying socio-economic strata. As the title suggests, Jane's strongest desire is to have her own horse, a seemingly impossible dream to Jane, but not completely out of reach, as she learns.