The Equestrian 2
- inspired by Czech junior riders
- Autumn 2020 / ebook
Tereza Kaluzikova & Avril, December 2019
photo: Martin Malina
After winter break, Sabine is coming back to the arena. Because of the last successful season, she gets the opportunity to be part of the Czech team and represents international competitions. Nice offer, but it takes with much more.
Welcome new horses - Buchman and Mc'Friday, new teammates to internationals. While she is trying to get to know with them, she ends many times in hospital and doesn't want to keep going. Especially Buchman is a big challenge. He tries her patience really well. After one more fall, she accepts the challenge.
Not all is okay but Sabine somehow goes through and tries to concentrate on her main goal for a new season - European championship. To get there she must manage qualifications which are more difficult than ever. Because of one unreasonable decision, she loses her stable number one and the best suitable horse on the European championship. Something goes wrong, but she is who she is and her stubbornness wins anyway.
George, my favorite person, is still the same. 100% serious on training, 100% listener when there is a problem. In the second part, he is more like a dad than a trainer and Sabine more like his daughter than just someone he takes care of. Both lost the same person and both have to learn how to get over it.
If I should compare the first and second parts of Rider, in this one I tried to pay a little bit more attention to school problems, to tolerance and intolerance of teachers and classmates. Anyway, Sabine goes to second class in high school and difficulty grows, mostly when she has to connect it with horses and competitions.
Also, you can welcome a new stable member who is a young dressage rider - now you know about what will be the third part.
I couldn't forget my favorite love-story consists of Daniel, Theodor and of course Sabine. Luckily she has so much to do because of horses and school she can't deal with something that stupid as love-problems so she mostly chooses horses. Don't worry, there's much more, hahahahahhahahahhahaha.
The main point of the story is to find a balance between trying more and realizing when it is too much.
Hope you enjoy it, my dearest <3