The Snow Pony by Alison Lester
Only Dusty can ride the Snow Pony. And no one but Dusty will trust her.
Two years of drought have reduced the Rileys’ farm to a dirt patch and strained the family to breaking point. A trip to the mountains to muster their cattle promises a fresh start, but sudden violence erupts into the peaceful landscape. Now Dusty and her beautiful brumby are tested as never before.
A tough and tender novel about a family’s struggle to hold together during harsh times, and fourteen-year-old Dusty’s faith in a wild horse they said could never be tamed.