by Susan Juby
This is the story of two very different riders. Alex grew up pretending his bike was a horse, wanting to escape and ride dressage, not be the roping cowboy his father imagines him as. Cleo grew up spoiled; getting everything she wanted from her rich, absentee parents. She's sent to a girl's equestrienne school in Canada after making a bit too much trouble at home. Alex & Cleo become unlikely friends after some amusing and heartbreaking mixed signals–but once Alex learns he can be himself around Cleo, and Cleo learns there's more to horses than prestige, they support each other in learning what friendship is really all about.