Melanie Graham is thrilled that she's finally found something she's good at and loves - exercise and riding racehorses. In fact Melanie enjoys it so much, she dreams of becoming a jockey. Her Aunt Ashleigh says Melanie has the gift, and she's small enough, too. One thing Melanie is sure of - she likes to go fast!
Melanie begins to follow the strict diet and exercise regime appropriate for a professional jockey. But her competitiveness and intensity are alienating Melanie from her closest friends, especially Kevin McLean. It takes a near disaster to show Melanie that she needs to slow down.