Cassy Collins is a pediatric nurse who loves her work with children, but she also dreams of one day becoming an accomplished equestrienne. She looks forward to the day when she will get married and have children of her own, but she is in no rush and is determined to wait for a man who is steady and committed. A former champion horse show rider, David Carlyle has temporarily returned to his hometown to teach a series of riding clinics. He needs to recover both emotionally and physically from a bad fall, and he wants no complications in his life right now. That is exactly what his new student, Cassy Collins, is turning out to be. When Cassy signs up for lessons with David, she has no idea that she will learn more than she ever thought possible about horses--and about love.