Horses and Ponies

Horses and Ponies

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Kingfisher Riding Club is a brand new series catering for the young horse and pony enthusiast. The series will cover every aspect of horse and pony lore, as well as provide practical information on care, riding, showing and training. You do not need to own a pony to love Kingfisher Riding Club. The first book in this superb series is a photographic introduction to horses and ponies that provides a wealth of information about riding and horse-care, as well as capturing the magic of these fascinating animals. Many horse books currently available on the market are too dry and weighty for the child who is new to riding. They concentrate on the serious practicalities of pony-ownership and fail to convey the pleasure of simply being around horses. This is a book targeted at the child, of 8 years plus, who is learning to ride at a riding school but dreams of having a pony of her own. With scores of specially commissioned photographs of horses and ponies in the fields, at the stables, being ridden, this book will convey the romance and fun of the world of horses, as well as the facts.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 96 pages
  • 224 x 281mm | 694g
  • Kingfisher Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • illustrations, photographs, glossary, index
  • 0753405431
  • 9780753405437

Table of contents

1 Title; 2-3 Imprint/Contents; 4-5 Presenting Horses And Ponies; 6-7 Natural world of horses; 8-9 Colours and markings; 10-11 Learning more about horses; 12-13 Horse breeds; 14-15 Pony breeds; 16-17 Bridles and other tack; 18-19 Types of saddle; 20-21 Riding Lessons; 22-23 Riding clothes; 24-25 First meeting; 26-27 Getting ready; 28-29 All tacked up; 30-31 Mounting and dismounting; 32-33 Sitting correctly; 34-35 Walking on; 36-37 Asking a pony to trot; 38-39 Lessons in cantering; 40-41 School lessons; 42-43 Exercises in the saddle; 44-45 Going out for a ride; 46-47 Riding on the road; 48-49 Schooling steps; 50-51 Advanced riding; 52-53 Riding at top speed; 54-55 First lessons in jumping; 56-57 Jumping higher; 58-59 Keeping A Pony; 60-61 The perfect field; 62-63 Caring for a pony at grass; 64-65 Good stable management; 66-67 Mucking out; 68-69 Feeding a healthy diet; 70-71 Grooming and washing; 72-73 Clipping and rugging; 74-75 Shoes and shoeing; 76-77 Looking after a pony; 78-79 Taking Part In Events; 80-81 Getting ready for the show; 82-83 Dressed for travelling; 84-85 Going to a show; 86-87 Fun and games; 88-89 Show jumping classes; 90-91 Showing and dressage tests; 92-93 Cross-country; 94-95 Glossary; p.96 Index
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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 titles 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 - 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, England.
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