The Dark Horse is a dramatic story of struggle and redemption. Hearing the news that her father is suffering with dementia, Dana, a thirtyish Seattle ballet teacher, reluctantly returns to her childhood home on Orcas Island.
Once there she discovers that it is threatened with foreclosure. To save the farm and the family, she must tame her mother's dangerous Friesian horse and ride him to victory in the year's biggest dressage competition.
She must also reconcile her warring brothers, and heal a broken heart.