The Language of Hoofbeats is a great book about kids in the foster system, a negative neighbor who’s been through some trials, a horse that has been neglected, and the foster parents that are trying to help the children.
After purchasing a animal veterinary practice, Dr. Paula Archer-Cummings, her wife Jackie, their adopted son and two foster children move from Napa, California to Easley, California.
Upon moving there, their foster daughter, Star, falls in love with the disgruntled neighbors horse, but quickly becomes upset that the horse is being neglected. The disgruntled neighbor, Clementine, becomes upset with the bond that Star and the horse Comet develop. After being unhappy and making everyone around her miserable for years, Clementine’s husband leaves her, and which causes her to question her beliefs and attitude about herself and those around her.