Can a dying girl soften a real heart of stone? Follow the stone pony as it is transformed from unfeeling rock into curious humanity .
The stone pony takes a personal journey from its origins as a shamanistic fetish and metamorphises in stages into a human being. It starts the process in a pool in England and ends this transformation under the broad, bright Australian sky. Along the way, it discovers that becoming a living, breathing individual has its pains as well as its pleasures. It learns the lessons of life from a salmon, an oak tree, a tiny lizard who believes it is a dragon, a parliment of owls and - finally - from a human family. It is its friendship with a dying girl, Joe, that teaches it the hardest lessons of all. After learning all about having a heart ... it discovers that even a heart of stone can be broken.