Horse Showing for Kids: Training, Grooming, Trailering, Apparel, Tack, Competing, Sportsmanship Paperback – May 1 2004
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From School Library Journal
Grade 4-8 - For kids who have ever wondered if there is a certain color that complements their horse more than another, what last-minute checks they need to do before entering a show ring, how to dress for success, and much more, this handbook is invaluable. Presenting a wealth of information in a well-organized and enthusiastic manner, the author also addresses the more serious issues such as safety and good sportsmanship. The format is appealing, with lots of colorful photos of young people engaged in riding activities. Both Western and English riding are shown. Amusing cartoon illustrations are interspersed throughout, and a one-page "Show Story" in each chapter describes the relevant experience of an individual rider. For example, in "Moving Up," Jill has to decide what she wants to do with her horse now that she has taken up jumping. This volume is a treasure trove for anyone interested in showing. The advice it contains is ageless and the attractive layout and appealing pictures make it a blue-ribbon winner. - Carol Schene, Taunton Public Schools, MA
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“Everything young equestrians need to know about getting ready for horse shows…” – School Library Journal
“…A COMPLETE HORSE GUIDE…” – American Quarter Horse Journal
“…a blue ribbon book.” – American Quarter Horse Journal
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I love reading the show stories. One of them talks about how I can improve by watching a different discipline than mine.
The book includes a checklist with what to pack for an event which is wonderful to have, so that I can stay organized and be ready when I get to the event. The show diaries are great for keeping track of what classes I did and how well I did in them, so I can look back and see how much I've improved.
I've learned a great deal about showing from this book: how to prepare for shows, suggestions to control my pre-class jitters, and all the different disciplines I can do. Overall a great book and I highly recommend it :).
We are using this book and its worksheets in our horse event projects.