After thirteen year-old Troy's mother dies and his father withdraws into grief, he's got nothing to reply on except his long-time friend, Foster. Or so he thinks. A minor scrape with the law lands the two friends in a mentoring program where they work with horses and discover a sport totally new to them--polo. Immediately, Troy is captivated by a girl at the stables but it is a horse, Chance, who steals his heart and eventually allows him to feel safe enough to be himself. but Chance can't protect him from the jealousy of another polo player, aggressive policing in his big city neighborhood, or the shifting tides of his friendship with Foster. Troy must summon the courage to determine his identity on his own.