Jessica Perkins, almost nine years old, sits quietly beside the hot, chlorinated swimming pool, waiting for her sister and brother to finish swim practice. They are both competitive swimmers. How long before she has a special interest of her very own? When a friend of her moms recommends horseback riding lessons, Jessicas aquamarine eyes light up. In this true story, Struck by Lightning, Joni Perkins gives you a glimpse of her little girls first experiences with horses. Learn how Jessica finds happiness and discovers her identity and self-esteem in this touching story about the lives of horses and the people who love them.