Poppy McKeever and her two and four-legged friends make a welcome return in the sequel to The Lost Pony of Riverdale. Cloud is back at Riverdale, but a visit to the vet brings some unwelcome news for eleven-year-old Poppy McKeever. Her beloved Connemara pony has broken a bone in his foot and may never be sound enough to ride. As she nurses him back to full strength a mysterious girl moves into a ramshackle farm cottage nearby.
Hope Taylor's life hangs in the balance, and Poppy and her best friend Scarlett vow to do everything they can to give her a fighting chance. But the more Poppy gets to know Hope and her scheming mum Shelley, the more she wonders if there is more to Hope's story than the pair are letting on. Before she can confront them, Cloud falls gravely ill. And Poppy faces the toughest night of her life as she battles to save the pony of her dreams.