Horse Manual

B1868

As with a Haynes Manual, there is lavish illustration in full colour. This very effectively supports the clear and easy to read text. As a result, many who buy this manual may not intend to buy a horse but read the manual for the informative presentation of horses, ponies and riding. Having read the manual on that basis, a number of readers will be motivated to go to the next stages, learning to ride, buying a host and finding an absorbing sport or hobby.

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NAME: Horse Manual
FILE: R1868
DATE: 240913
AUTHOR: Carolyn Henderson
PUBLISHER: Haynes
BINDING: soft back
PAGES: 172
PRICE: £12.99
GENRE: Non Fiction
SUBJECT: horses, horse owner, equestrian, riding, show jumping, dressage
ISBN: 978-0-85733-489-3
IMAGE: B1868.jpg
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DESCRIPTION: The relationship between horses and humans is an ancient and very special relationship. A bond develops between rider and horse, or pony, that is very special. To decide on what form of riding, or what type of horse, the aspirant rider needs to understand the process of selection, purchase, feeding, accommodation, riding and equipment. This manual provides all of the basic information required.

Owning a horse is a responsibility and can represent a significant cost. Ponies can live as long as fifty years, while larger heavier horses will have a shorter life. As with any animal, part of the early years are taken with training and until this period is completed and the animal has set as an adult, it cannot provide a mount to be ridden. At the other end of the life, there will be a time when the animal is healthy but no longer able to do work. An aspirant rider has to take into account those factors when purchasing a horse or pony and accept the responsibility to look after the welfare of the animal.

Those who live in the countryside and own land may have an easier way of owning a horse, with land for grazing and exercise, shelter, and a developed knowledge of living and working with animals. Someone living in a town has challenges to face. It is likely that the rider will need to hire accommodation for the horse and travel to that place to ride and to care for the animal. The stables that hire space may require the rider to feed and care for the horse, or they may offer a service where they feed and care for the horse most of the time. Naturally, the greater the service the higher the bill and a large part of the cost may be presented by the need to travel to the stables.

As with any activity, a rider needs to go into the activity with eyes open and this manual will provide much of the information to achieve that state. However, the initial knowledge has to be built on by practical experience and the best way top acquire that may be to train at a riding stables by hiring the use of a horse under supervision.

As with a Haynes Manual, there is lavish illustration in full colour. This very effectively supports the clear and easy to read text. As a result, many who buy this manual may not intend to buy a horse but read the manual for the informative presentation of horses, ponies and riding. Having read the manual on that basis, a number of readers will be motivated to go to the next stages, learning to ride, buying a host and finding an absorbing sport or hobby.

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