Author Juliana Hutchings has had horses all her life. As a small child, she and her sister played with Breyer horse models. Those games, combined with her experiences as a rider, trainer, and riding instructor inspired her to write A Horse to Remember, her first novel, at age fourteen. At age seventeen, when the book was published, she lived with her family in Landenberg, Pennsylvania where she managed a horse farm and competed in eventing. In May, 2010, she finished her sophomore year at the University of South Carolina. She is majoring in Visual Communications and hopes to one day work in a publishing house, designing book covers among other things. She rides and enjoys her horses when not studying.
When 13-year-old Hilary Thompson's family moved to rural Tennessee, she got a job at a nearby horse farm. She met a wild mustang who seemed as lonely and in need of a friend as she was. She talked and read to him and gradually won his trust when no one else could. Authentic teenage angst with a sprinkling of romance adds to the action a of this story written by a 14-year-old horse trainer.