What more could you want than us – your cousins? And an equestrian centre where you can spend the rest of your life?
That’s what Caroline’s family thought. Surely they, and their equestrian centre, were enough for her. Surely her cousin Simon must be the man she had dreamed of.
At the end of the previous book, Afraid to Ride, Caroline had made a big decision. She was going to cut herself loose from her cousins and strike out on her own. She’d already tried when she went to study stud management, but that hadn’t lasted long. In pretty swift order she’d ended up back with her cousins, helping out with their new scheme to start an equestrian centre.
It wasn’t enough. It wasn’t what she dreamed of.
And so in Inside Pegasus Caroline strikes out. She will train to be a riding instructor. It is much, much tougher than she thought it would be. The siren call of her cousins is still there – will Caroline resist?
This book originally appeared in serial form in Pony Magazine, and Caroline Akrill reused major elements of it in Ticket to Ride, part of the Eventers series. We felt that there was enough that was different to merit it appearing again, and it does round off the Showing series rather nicely. Also included are articles by Caroline Akrill on her first novel, by Karen Bush on life as a working pupil, and by Jane Badger on a real-life training establishment: Porlock Vale.
The book was written in the 1980s, so readers today should note that attitudes towards riding were often rather different to today!
Also in this series
Caroline Canters Home
I'd Rather Not Gallop
If I Could Ride
This is the perfect end to the showing series, I'm so glad it was found and brought to print all these years later.
It's not hidden that the author had reused chunks of this book in her most loved trilogy, but it's still fabulous to get the chance to read it in its original format, and I now eagerly await the print version to complete my collection!
The extra content you receive in Jane Badger's republished books is also a huge bonus, and this one doesn't disappoint, it all adds to the charm. (abc)