It' s Just like. the horsiest of adolescent stories. A willful, spoiled child becomes subdued by exacting equestrian authority and goeS on to work her way up the award route to obtain the coveted Maclay, the award given in Madison Square Garden's National Horse Show to the best rider under eighteen. Financial problems curtailed Elaine Moore's riding until after her marriage. She and her husband managed to set up a stable which survived after a Siege of swamp fever killed the horses... All through the book She is provided with unlikely conversation, banal thoughts while tossing and turning in her pink and white bedroom, etc, There is little emphasis on the techniques of horsemanship-- much on good sportsmanship.