Synopses & Reviews
Horsemanship means more than just saddling up and enjoying a ride: it's the art of working with horses, respecting them, and understanding how to treat them. This unique illustrated guidebook will delight people with a passion for horses who want the latest and greatest ideas for tending to their animals. Both competitive and recreational equestrians will find essential information on where to find horses, how to care for them, and how to enjoy them in different ways. See how to set horsemanship goals, from endurance riding and cross-country to vaulting and dressage; select a trainer; and diversify workouts. Become a vital part of the horse community by volunteering for riding programs or rescue barns. Stabling, grooming, nutrition, riding etiquette, medical care, and even money-saving ideas for maintaining a horse: all this receives extensive coverage. All horses agree: this is a must-have for their owners!
Understanding horses and how to care for them will make you a good horseperson. The author's advice in this book will enable you to learn not only how to ride well, but to also understand and respect a horse' nature, train him humanely, and care for his physical and mental well-being.