Chances are found everywhere in life. Go up! Go down! Go right! Go left! We all have to make these decisions–which happen by chance but will affect our life forever. Troy’s got dreams, but one wrong turn leads him in a whole new direction. A good direction. It’s led him to Chance, a horse at the barn where he is forced to work because of his decisions. Now he has to learn to play polo and also who has his back.
“See, the flow’s the thing. You know, we all got our swagger when we’re on the block. Don’t take no stuff from the fellas, profiling for the ladies. Well, same thing when I’m up on that horse. I got my moves and my horse got hers. It’s the flow that first grabbed me.” This is my favorite quote from this book; it was interesting enough to hook me and left me wanting to know more about Troy and Chance.
This was a great book. I really enjoyed reading it. I ride horses but do not play polo, so reading about Troy’s actions with the horses was very interesting for me. I wanted to learn more about how polo is played. By reading this book from Troy’s point of view, I could understand it a lot better. I would give Riding Chance five stars because it draws the reader in with a very realistic story that makes all of the characters come to life.