The destructive power of gossip. Alma mistakenly thinks Molly is spreading malicious gossip about Sarah. The gossip has a toxic effect on all friendships, and leads to the girls imposing the Silent Treatment on Molly. This story utilizes material provided by the Western Justice Foundation.
Be true to yourself. Alma tries to change her riding style to better compete against an opponent from another stable. At the same time, Chloe & Zoey try to learn to be nice. In both cases, it doesn't work, and they ultimately return to their old ways. In Alma's case, being true to herself helps her win the competition.
We're a lot more alike than we are different. A few of the Horseland kids fly to France for an International Exhibition. Sarah's father wants her to befriend a young rider from India, named Simbala, but the two have trouble bonding... until they're trapped in a cave together. They quickly learn to respect one another and end up being great friends.
Not speaking out can have serious consequences. A young, egotistical designer comes to Horseland to photograph his new line of stylish riding clothing for trendy BGQ (Bridles & Grooming Quarterly) magazine, and wants the kids to be his real-life models. The clothes are awkward and dangerous, but the kids are too hesitant to say anything... until Chloe is almost hurt trying to show off her jumping skills while wearing them.
Learning compassion. Hardhearted Zoey develops real affection for an injured little bird, which she nurses back to health. Her feelings are so deep, she has trouble parting with the bird once it is well again. She learns real compassion when she finally lets it go.
Don't jump to conclusions without first knowing all of the facts. When things turn up missing, circumstantial evidence points to Sarah. At first only Chloe & Zoey blame her, but as each of the other kids lose things too, even they begin to wonder if she may be the culprit. Tension between the kids mounts when they confront Sarah, threatening to ruin their riding teamwork for an upcoming parade. Luckily Molly uncovers the real culprit - a crow - just in time to mend fences and restore their friendship.
Dealing with loss. Sarah has formed a real bond with a reclusive old stable cat. The Horseland animals love him, too - he's a comical, eccentric character. When Mosey dies, Sarah has real trouble with the loss. Her friends try to help her through it, but, in the end, it's Will who helps her deal with her emotions by encouraging her to accept that her grief will be with her for a while.
Have faith in yourself. When a young friend's beloved horse becomes unrideable after a jumping accident, everything depends on Sarah's ability to gentle the intractable stallion. At first she fails, and Sarah has a crisis of faith. She thinks she is losing her touch with horses. She finally succeeds in the end, but insists she isn't a "horse whisperer."
We achieve more working together than working against each other.
The grass isn't always greener on the other side. A wild horse is brought to Horseland for gentling, and fills Aztec's head with tales of how great it is to be free in the wild. Aztec runs away first chance he gets, but soon finds that freedom means having nothing left to lose. Even though he makes friends in the wild, soon he can't wait to get back to captivity... and Bailey.
Learning respect for each others' differences. Molly just doesn't get along with Chloe's horse Chili. They have a mutual lack of respect. So, when circumstances force them together for a long trail ride, the tension is comically palpable. But when they get separated from the others on the trail ride, they have to overcome their differences, and work together to get home. By the time it's over Molly & Chili have come to respect each other.
Making new friends is great, but don't ignore your old friends. When a new boy comes to Horseland, Bailey is delighted to have a guy his own age to pal around with, forgetting that he has three good friends already. The girls' feelings are hurt until Bailey realizes the damage he's doing.
Dealing with a first crush. Tomboyish Alma has a crush on a boy. She goes to the other girls for advice on how to approach the boy - and gets a wide range of opinions. Chloe & Zoey convince her to lose the tomboy style. They give her an extreme make-over, turning her into a fashion diva. Alma finds herself quite uncomfortable in the role, and it's only when she gets back to being herself that she's able to approach the boy.
Four friends and their horses have adventures at an incredible stable called Horseland. Horseland is an idealized stable complex outside a large city. It has stables and arenas, green pastures, riding trails through rolling hills and woods with streams and lakes. Many girls (and a few boys) board their horses there and take riding lessons. Some are preparing for future Olympic try-outs. The series focuses on three girls and one boy who have become fast friends through riding together. There are two sisters - mean, competitive girls who want to show them up.
Don't make assumptions about people based on outward appearances. When a blind girl comes to Horseland to ride, the kids find that their complaints pale in comparison to her lack of sight. Her positive attitude is so inspirational that it changes their attitudes too - especially when they discover to their surprise that she can do many things they can't!
The difficulty of keeping things in perspective. Bailey's been put in charge for a day, and he lets it go to his head. He turns into a control freak and makes the other kids' lives very difficult. The kids find a variety of ways of dealing with his attitude, until at last he realizes he's been behaving poorly.
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