Riding High

Riding High

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by Donna King
     
 

Billie and her beautiful gray gelding, Valentine's Kiss, are three-day eventing naturals--winning every regional trial they enter. But suddenly, Billie loses interest in the sport and avoids training with her beloved horse. While her rivals say that she's lost her nerve, the truth is that Billie witnessed a terrible accident during her last cross-country event, in

Overview

Billie and her beautiful gray gelding, Valentine's Kiss, are three-day eventing naturals--winning every regional trial they enter. But suddenly, Billie loses interest in the sport and avoids training with her beloved horse. While her rivals say that she's lost her nerve, the truth is that Billie witnessed a terrible accident during her last cross-country event, in which the horse broke its leg, and she's terrified that the same fate could befall Valentine's Kiss. A new trainer makes Billie face her demons and trust in her horse's exceptional ability.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780753461938
Publisher:
Kingfisher
Publication date:
08/19/2008
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Donna King is a pen name for best-selling author Jenny Oldfield, known for her successful Horses of Half-Moon Ranch series. More than one million copies of her books have been sold around the world. She is the compiler of The Kingfisher Book of Horse and Pony Stories.

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Riding High 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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mrdarcy3 More than 1 year ago
Billie used to love competing with her horse Valentine's Kiss, but ever since last year, she's just not interested. During the competitions last year, her fellow horse friend went down on a jump. The horse had to be put down. Billie watched the whole thing, horrified and convinced that she could never risk her horse 's health again. Some say she's lost her nerve. When her father threatens to sell her horse, she starts to rethink her options. Slowly, she gets back to competing workouts. There's a new trainer at the stables and together they work out Billie's mental blocks and her horse. She enters a competition late and hopes that winning this one will earn her an invite to an exclusive event.

This short, yet sweet, novel is a little bit different than King's other sports novels because it focuses a great deal on the mental challenges of sports and not just the sport itself. It's a great read for middle range readers looking for something sporty or horse based or just a fun and quick read.