There are six books in this series, introducing Sheltie the Shetland pony - a pony with a strong sense of fun and curiosity, a fiery temper and a heart of exciting and captivating adventures.
A mare in Little Applewood has died giving birth to a foal and her broken-hearted owner has rejected the foal. Marjorie Wallace is trying to hand rear the foal but its chances of survival are slim as she can't persuade it to drink from a bottle. When Emma and Sheltie turn up the foal instantly bonds with the Shetland pony and Emma finds that if she tucks the bottle through Sheltie's girth strap, the foal will feed. Sheltie is happy to be a surrogate mother and all that is left is for Emma to persuade the owner to accept the foal in spite of her sadness over the mare's death.