First Riding Lessons

First Riding Lessons

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This introduction to first riding lessons should be of interest to any child who is learning to ride at a riding school, but dreams of having a pony of his or her own. The book offers in depth information about first riding lessons from finding out where to ride and caring for tack, through road safety and riding out. All the practical information a child needs to look after the horse or pony that they ride should be contained in the more

Product details

  • Hardback | 64 pages
  • 225 x 284mm | 599g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 250 photographs and illustrations, glossary, index
  • 0753406926
  • 9780753406922

Table of contents

Before you start; why have riding lessons?; where to learn; clothes to wear; types of pony; your pony's tack; saddles and girths; bridles and bits; tacking up; putting on a bridle; western tack; first lessons; meeting your pony; getting to know a pony; mounting; dismounting; how to sit in the saddle; the aids; on the lunge or leading rein; walking on; turning left and right; learning to trot; canter on; western riding; riding school work; riding in a group; exercises in the school; without stirrups and reins; exercises in the saddle; your first jumping lessons; fun and games; road safety; riding out; ready to move more

About Sandy Ransford

Sandy Ransford worked in publishing for many years before becoming a full-time writer. She is now the prolific author of over 30 books for children, including many titles on horses and riding, dogs and conservation. She lives in the countryside near Welshpool in Wales with her horse, two ponies, two pygmy goats, cats and two sheep, a kitten - oh, and her husband as well! Bob Langrish has been taking pictures of the world's most handsome horses and ponies for nearly 30 years, and has been the sole photographer for about 60 equestrian books. He lives in the centre of horse country in the Cotswolds, more