You love horses and ponies! Who doesn't? This guide will help you learn how to build a wonderful relationship with the horses in your life, keep your new pony healthy and happy, and avoid common mistakes of first-time horse and pony riders and owners.
Whether you have a horse or pony, are thinking about learning to ride, or just love horses and ponies and want to know all about them, this guide is packed with the essential information, tips, and advice that every horse-loving kid will enjoy.
You’ll discover how horses helped humans make history. You’ll explore their bodies and minds, inside and out. You’ll learn how to ride them and train them and care for them. You’ll survey horse shows and horse sports all around the world. Most importantly, you’ll understand how to form a lasting bond with the horses and ponies in your life. Full-color photographs placed throughout will aid in understanding, as well as keeping a young reader interested.
The Absolute Beginners Guide to Horses and Ponies covers a lot of important topics, including:
Preparing your stall or barn for a new horse or pony
Horse breeds and their characteristics
Amazing horses in movies, books and real-life heroes
Mucking, grooming, and tacking
Nutrition and health care
Unique needs of horses and young ponies
And so much more!
Kirsten Lee has been a national show horse trainer and riding instructor since 1986. She has been certified through the American Riding Instructors Association in Dressage and Combined Training and is a United States Pony Club Graduate “A.” She resides in West Virginia.