Synopses & Reviews
Don't wait another minnute -- learn to ride now with this beginner's guide written just for adults.
Make smart choices, save time and money, and fulfill your dream of learning to ride with this practical guide for the beginning adult rider. You'll find everything you need to know to fully enjoy the riding experience including how to:
* Locate a high-quality lesson barn and instructor
* Ride safely and prevent injury
* Make informed decisions about purchasing tack and equipment
* Understand proper horse handling and health care
* Organize events and build a riding community
Clear, simple advice for adults who dream of horseback riding.
For adults who dream of horseback riding but believe this is a skill that must be mastered during childhood, this book offers step-by-step advice for achieving that dream. Topics include finding an instructor, assessing horse health, purchasing horse tack and supplies, buying your own horse, and much more.
About the Author
Diana Delamar is a freelance writer and editor specializing in veterinary topics and human health-care trends. She is the author of The Guilt-Free Dog Owner's Guide and Taking Up Riding as an Adult, both from Storey Books.
Table of Contents
1 Riding for Fun and Exercise
2 Finding a Lesson Barn and Instructor
3 Riding Clothes for Comfort
4 Injury Prevention and Riding Safety
5 Horse Tack and Supplies
6 Basic Horse Care
7 Horse Illnesses and Ailments
8 When Is It Time to Buy a Horse?
9 The Barn Community
Appendix A: Pricing Guide
Appendix B: Resources
References and Recommended Reading