The Sandy Lanes stables series - previously published in paperback - is now part of the Usborne Reading Programme. Sitting above Young Reading Series Three, Young Reading Plus is for fully confident, independent readers who still need lots of practice in order to build their reading stamina and vocabulary. When the bridle-less and rider-less Palomino pony clatters into the yard, Jess doesn't flinch. Thanks top her quick reactions the beautiful pony is caught. Hot on the pony's hooves comes a man waving a head collar. But the man chasing the Palomino is not all he seems, and soon Jess is bitterly regretting her moment of heroism.