Joel lived with his just older brother Elam and their widowed mother. Life wasn't easy without a father. But they must go on-making decisions, weeding garden, selling produce, fixing fence. Sometimes Joel felt resentful and uncooperative. When Lady's carefree gallop across the pasture ended in disaster, the family needed another horse. That's how a horse named Willing arrived at their farm. Willing was a model of stubbornness! Through the adventures, struggles, and surprises that followed, Joel learned about willingness and getting along with others. And most important of all, Joel learned that God cares, provides, and does all things well. Recommended for ages 9 to 12.