United States Pony Club Manual of Horsemanship Basics for Beginners

ISBN-10: 1118123786

ISBN-13: 9781118123782

Edition: 2nd 2012

Authors: Susan E. Harris

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Required reading for every Pony Club Member—now in a valuable new editionThe United States Pony Club (USPC) is among the largest equestrian organizations in the United States, with more than 14,000 members in 600 clubs spread across 49 states, credited with training many current and past Olympic competitors. The USPC Manuals are required reading for every Pony Club Member, and will continue to be required reading into their new editions.This book is written and illustrated for youngsters who want to learn to ride, especially members of the U.S. Pony Clubs, Inc., who want to meet the USPC's Standards of Proficiency. If you're that youngster, you will be able to read this book on your own. This classic guide will show you how to become a careful, thoughtful rider and how to communicate with and understand your pony. Some sections, however, are meant to be read by an adult (a parent or riding instructor), so you can get the extra help you may need to reach your goals. By the time you have read this book you will know a lot about riding in a ring and in the open; beginning jumping; pony care and handling; safety; having fun and meeting challenges; and much more.New information on critical developments in riding, instruction, and competitionThe latest research and development in nutrition and veterinary topicsCoverage of land conservation and horse health and safetyAll-new photos and a fully updated look and feelIf you're a beginning rider, parent, or instructor, The United States Pony Club Manual of Horsemanship is a solid source of instruction, regardless of whether or not a Pony Club chapter is within reach.
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Book details

List price: $13.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 3/23/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

A Note from the United States Pony Clubs, Inc.
A Note to Parents
For Children and Parents: Getting Started Right
About Pony Club, Learning to Ride, and Selecting a Pony
Learning to Ride
Basic Riding on the Flat
Learning to Jump: From Ground Poles to Simple Courses
Out and About with Your Pony
Pony Care and Management
Handling, Leading, and Tying Your Pony
Taking Care of Your Pony
Nutrition and Condition
Your Pony's Feet and Shoeing
Health Care and Veterinary Knowledge
Safe Traveling and Trailering
Pony Knowledge, Tack, and Turnout
Pony Talk: Pony Parts, Colors, and Conformation
Tack
Dress and Turnout
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