Honey's story is told primarily from the viewpoint of a small and injured pony. Confused and friendless at an auction, she is befriended by a cowpony, now to old for strenous work. Both are saved by the knacker's bid by an old man, hoping that the two of them may help save his granddaughter.
Just eleven and orphaned and crippled from a car accident, Amy must live with her grandfather. Defeated by anger and depression, she withdraws, into herself and her room, regressing emotionally and physically.
Unable to reach her, the grandfather gambles that the unconditional love offered by an animal will be the right therapy for Amy.
Honey's natural intincts, the old man's wisdom and the cowpony's memories work their magic to bring joy to whellchair-bound Amy.