Charlie Bass is a horse-mad ten-year-old who dreams of owning her own pony. So when she accidentally manages to buy a racehorse, Charlie is thrilled.
The horse she buys, Noble Warrior, looks the part: strong, fit and healthy. There's just one problem - he won't gallop. In fact, he won't even leave his stable without his best friend, a naughty palomino pony called Percy.
Charlie is convinced that Noble Warrior has what it takes to be a champion. But can she prove it? Derby Day is fast approaching and only a win can save the family farm from being repossessed.
The stakes couldn't be higher for the Basses. Can Charlie turn her chaotic family into a top training team? Can Noble Warrior overcome his nerves? Will Percy the pony ever stop farting?
Find out in this classic, funny animal story, perfect for fans of Dick King-Smith and Gerald Durrell.
A heart-warming story with a great girl-power message
Games & activities
Do you wish you had a racehorse like Noble Warrior from The Racehorse Who Wouldn't Gallop? Now you can pick your own racehorse name by following these fun instructions!
Are you fanatical about horses and ponies? These fantastic facts from The Racehorse Who Wouldn't Gallop by Clare Balding will satisfy even the most equestrian-mad fan. How many did you already know?