"From now on, we're Winnie and Nickers!"Winnie The Horse Gentler is an eight book long series by Dandi Daley Mackall.The series follows Winnie, a girl whose mother died two years ago. She has her mother's special connection with horses. She has a sister Lizzie, who is terrified of horses but loves lizards, spiders, bugs and cooking creatively, and her father Jack, who also doesn't like horses.Sidekicks include Barker, the Barker family, Catman/Calvin, and Hawk/ Victoria.The villains of the series are Summer and Richard Spidell, and sometimes their father "Spider."
This series provides examples of:
- A Girl and her Horse
- Jerk Ass: The entire Spidell family, except the mother.
- Non-Human Sidekick: Wild Thing/ Nickers.
- Not Good with People: Winnie. Averted with her mother, though, who was good with both horses and people.