Bird has always had the ability to communicate telepathically with animals, but until now, she’s never received a mental transmission from a human. When she intercepts a message from a farmhand at a horse show, she realizes there is someone else in the world who understands her special bond with horses, and who can give her answers to questions she’s been asking her entire life. In Dark Days at Saddle Creek, the sixth book in Shelley Peterson’s bestselling Saddle Creek series, Bird finally learns the reason for her unique ability. But more importantly, she learns who her birth father was, and discovers the fate that befell him. Along the way, Bird, with the help of her favourite horse, Sundancer, try to foil horse thieves and swindlers. The Saddle Creek Books debuted in 1996 with the successful Dancer, followed by Abby Malone (1999) and Stagestruck (2002). In 2006, Bird and her horse made their debut in the classic Sundancer. The pair returned in 2010’s Mystery at Saddle Creek. Dark Days at Saddle Creek continues their story, and the story of the people and animals of the Saddle Creek area.