This book is written and illustrated for youngsters who want to learn to ride, especially those who are members of the U.S. Pony Clubs, Inc. and want to meet the USPC's Standards of Proficiency. If you are that youngster, you will be able to read this book on your own. It 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:
About the Author
Susan E. Harris is a riding instructor, clinician, author and artist from Cortland, New York. She has taught all seats and styles of riding and currently travels nationwide to give riding clinics and instructor-training clinics in Centered Riding. Two of her books, the classic Grooming to Win and Horse Gaits, Balance and Movement, are published by Howell. She is writing two more Pony Club manuals: C Level (Intermediate) and B and A Levels (Advanced), which will be published soon.
I really thought this book was great in a kids point of view. I have learned more from just reading a book in my own home instead of being around horses!Published on April 11 1999
A great overview for the young rider. Summarizes the crucial facts in horse ownership/riding, without much extraneous prose. Plus has great diagrams.Published on Jan. 16 1999 by email@example.com