Book 2: Carrie and Bandit

Carrie can’t believe it—she has a horse of her own and is only weeks away from being adopted by the most loving family she’s ever known. But Bandit is harder to manage than she first imagined—and the adoption might not go as smoothly as she thought either. When a bad decision jeopardizes everything, Carrie learns what it means to be forgiven and truly loved.

Carrie and Bandit is the second book in the Sonrise Stable series, heartwarming stories of an extended homeschooling family as they live, learn, and love together. Mixing adventure, life lessons, and realistic horse experiences, the series is a must for readers who enjoy family values, Christian faith, and, of course, horses!


Check out the Companion Guides
for activities to supplement the Sonrise Stable series!

Equine Art Lesson

The equine art lesson for book 2 has you drawing Sassy, the mule.

learn to draw a mule

Scriptural Theme

This book focuses on adoption and helps give the reader a feeling for our adoption as children of God. Romans 8:14-17

adopted by Abba Father

Related Horse Videos

Carrie and Bandit Book Overview

An overview of the content and theme for book 2.

4-H Horse Drill Team

This was a drill team performance by the Hoof Beats 4-H club in 2010 at our county fair. Scamper is proudly carrying the American flag. At about 4:50 in the video, you'll see him step up onto a pedestal. Standing on things really is one of his favorite things to do!

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