The book "The Rider" is my first one and it developed together with me. I started writing it when I was 13, corrected it at 15, then again at 17 and finished and published it when I was 18.
Rider captures a story about a young girl named Sabine who's slowly getting into equestrian life. As time goes she sees it's not just about training but also so much more. From horse-cleaning to keeping good relationships in the stable.
Sabine is a very thankful child with a positive vibe. Because of love, she finds throughout the horses she starts slowly falling into obsession called horses. I tried to describe what can love to horses do and how we riders see it. An important character is the trainer George who sees Sabine's determination and great talent. He himself is a conscientious, but still a funny character, as he likes to make fun of Sabine and at the same time support her and be her inspiration.
In the story there are also great differences between Sabine and Veronica, who has much greater finances at her disposal, however, unlike Sabine, she is not that determined, cannot make use of an opportunity and mostly blames horses. Sabine accepts all advice and experiences, even the bad ones. That is her way of success. Then, there is the contrast between Daniel and Theodor, both of which like Sabina, though each in a different way.
The main point is to show to people how important is for riders to believe in their horses and in themselves. I wrote about my own experiences, observations, and the things I heard from my friends. The big inspiration to writing "The Rider" was Katerina Kucerova, Natalie Kreislova, Tereza Kaluzikova, Katerina de Jagerova, and Elizabeth Urbanikova.