Willojean,the main character, is a Fourteen year old girl who’s mom died of a cancer and her dad is a spy plane designer who is away a lot. Before her mom died, Willo’s mother made her father a promise that Willo could finally have a horse. Her grandfather warns her not to fall in love with the first horse that she sees. But Willo does. Tess, a feisty ex-racehorse who has been mistreated by her former owners.
Despite her father’s doubts. Willo is convinced that she can tame her within a week. She has her trainer, Diana. Diana’s handsome son and horse-smart son wants to help. But in the end, it comes down to her. Even though Tess was hard to control, somehow Willojean makes it. Then her father gives her the go ahead to keep Tess with Willojean.
Willojean’s horse, Tess, is a ex-racehorse which was mistreated by its former owners. Therefore it is very difficult for Willo to handle it alone. Thus she seeks help with Diana and her son. But in the end they let Willojean handle that feisty horse by herself. Can she handle it alone?