Plot: Alex has loved horses and dressage since he was a little boy. When his father wins Turnip in a poker game, it’s his dream come true. But Turnip is trained for western riding and Alex’s father expects him to become a manly cowboy. Now 16 years old, Alex doesn’t know how to tell his father that not only does he want to switch to English riding but that he’s gay. When the trainers Ivan and Fergus move to town, it’s like a dream come true. But nothing is that simple, he must learn to deal with Cleo, the spoiled rich girl who takes lessons with him, and he still can’t be himself in front of his family and friends.
I loved horse novels growing up so this book was a joy. It’s well written and Alex is endearing. I found myself laughing out loud at parts and was as heart broken as Alex when things went wrong. It made me want to ride again.
Here’s the book trailer though I find it a bit… odd: