Complete Handbook of Horses and Horse Riding by Judith Draper, Debby Sly and Sarah Muir
Model Number: 9780754814719
Comprehensively written, with over 1,200 full-colour photographs, Complete Handbook of Horses and Horse Riding is an indispensable volume organized into five sections covering all aspects of horses, riding and horse care.
Breeds of the World
This is an illustrated guide to over 90 breeds and types of horse and pony. Each animal is described in context, with sections on its history and the evolution of its equine behaviour.
Horse and Pony Care
All aspects of stable management and general care are covered, from bedding, feeding and watering to exercise and grooming, including plaiting, clipping and shoeing. There is also a section on health and basic first aid, to ensure that your horse is kept fit and in prime condition.
Learning to Ride
This section begins with the novice meeting a horse and tacking up for the first time, and ends with the competent rider mastering the intricacies of dressage and tackling fences. Step-by-step photographs and straightforward text show you how to get the most out of your horse.
World of the Horse
Find out about all of the horse-related sports and competitions, such as dressage, polo and horseball, racing and cross-country riding, hunting and show jumping.
Saddlery and Equipment
A guide to the vast array of equipment available. Each piece of tack is discussed item by item: the saddle, the bridle and bit, training aids and gadgets, horse clothing and protective equipment, and the rider’s clothing.