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Safe Horse, Safe Rider: A Young Rider's Guide to Responsible Horsekeepingby Jessie Haas
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A Young Rider's Guide to Responsible Horsekeeping
Here's the book every young rider should own. Taking a commonsense approach to horsekeeping and handling, this friendly book explores the safe, proper, and ultimately more enjoyable way to work with and around horses.
In clear, concise language, Jessie Haas explains the safety issues surrounding everything form approaching, handling, and leading a horse to tacking, mounting, and riding. Topics covered include:
* Creating safe stables and pastures
* Checking tack for wear
* Tying for safety and comfort
* Selecting safety helmets and footwear
* Choosing a riding style and an instructor
* Loading and trailering
* Riding in groups, on roads, and in unfamiliar areas
Plus you get valuable information on feeding, saddling, turning out, and even choosing a first horse.
Safe Horse, Safe Rider is a must-have for aspiring and experienced riders. Every page offers insight into the nature of horses and how best to work with them for a safe and rewarding experience.
Here's the book every young rider should own. The first young person's book to deal specifically with safe horsekeeping. Beginning with a review of the nature and instinct of horses, this easy-to-read book moves on to cover safe stables and pastures, secure fences, safe tack, grooming, riding in groups, showing, and more. 100 photos and line drawings.
Beginning with understanding the horse and ending with competitions, this book includes chapters onbody language, pastures, catching, and grooming. Ages 9 and up.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 149) and index.
About the Author
Besides working, keeping and caring for horses since childhood, author Jessie Haas has written many popular children's books including her sixth book about horses for young riders, Jessie lives in Vermont with her husband, Michael, and her Morgan horse, River Echo Atherton.
Table of Contents
Introduction: How to Use This Book
Chapter 1 Understanding Your Horse
Chapter 2 Body Language
Chapter 3 Safe Pastures
Chapter 4 Safe Stables
Chapter 5 Approaching and Catching Your Horse
Chapter 6 Safe Leading
Chapter 7 Safe Tying
Chapter 8 Grooming
Chapter 9 Safe Riding Equipment
Chapter 10 You and Your Instructor
Chapter 11 Riding Out
Chapter 12 Traveling To and Participating In Competitions
Appendix A: Buying a Safe Horse
Appendix B: Sources
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