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
- Jerkass: 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.