It's the beginning of the racing season and the beginning of Melanie's and Christina's senior year at high school. Both girls wonder how they're going to juggle riding and schoolwork, and the pressure to go to college is growing by the day. But Mel has other plans, and she also has a new love in her life. Mel is instantly smitten when she sees the feisty and talented filly Image and she jumps at the chance to work with the horse that no one else will get near.
But can Mel train Image before the filly has a chance to do some real damage? And will Mel and her father find some compromise to what the future holds for Mel - a career with horses or college?