Keeping A Pony by Lucy Rees
Model Number: 9781853105838
Every horse-mad youngster and anyone about to buy a pony will find the answers to their questions here. Keeping a Pony contains everything you need to know about taking care of a pony and learning to get the best out of him. It covers every aspect of owning and riding a horse from choosing a first pony to competing in gymkhanas.
Lucy Rees, who has been training horses and teaching people to ride for many years, provides a wealth of straightforward, easy-to-understand information on the physiology and psychology of the horse and on the fundamentals of care like feeding, grooming, stabling, keeping at grass, handling, leading and the care and choice of tack. She deals with basic riding and jumping skills, road safety, travelling and preparations for competitions. An expert in ‘difficult’ animals, the author includes a chapter of valuable information on common behaviour problems, their cause and cure, and on the treatment of simple health problems from colic to colds.
Highly practical, a pleasure to read and packed with sound advice, Keeping a Pony will help every rider to understand his or her pony better, and to take the best care of him.