The Enchanted by Charlotte Bingham
Joint ownership of a small dark chestnut colt from western Ireland brings together a group of very different people...When Kathleen finds a mare in foal, despite the fact that she and her father can barely afford to feed her they take her in. Tragically the mare dies, leaving an orphan which they name the Enchanted. But even as he is growing up among Ireland's lush pastures, Kathleen knows that they will, eventually have to sell him, and with him will go her heart...The recently widowed Alice is encouraged by her eccentric friend Millie to take the plunge and buy a share in a horse. Suddenly, both women find themselves involved not just in the fate of the little horse, but of Rory Rawlins, his trainer, who has only recently taken over the run-down racing yard. Luck does not run Rory's way when the Enchanted mysteriously sickens.It seems only Kathleen can help, and so it is that under her care the Enchanted is able to live up to his name and astonishing things start to happen to all those around the little horse.