A practical guide to developing the classical seat for all serious horsemen and women Comprehensive advice on the training of the horse from earliest handling as a foal, through basic training and on to jumping and dressage A Beginners guide to Horse Riding is intended as a companion volume to the author's popular The Horse Owner's Handbook. It is a practical guide to developing the classical seat and, consequently, the accepted training and riding of the horse by the use of the aids which have been developed since academic riding was first written about, three hundred years before Christ. It covers broadly the psychology and physiology of the horse at a level required by all serious horsemen and women. Without this elementary knowledge a thorough understanding of the horse and his needs cannot be achieved. The Horse Rider's Handbook takes the reader through the training of the horse from his earliest handling as a foal, through his basic training and on to jumping and dressage. The work goes on to explain the requirements of competition dressage, show jumping and cross country riding, together with some guidance on how these equestrian disciplines may be approached in order to stand a fair chance of success. Any rider who takes his or her discipline seriously will benefit from the advice given in this excellent handbook."
$7.95 paperback * 1-58685-036-9 * March < BR>6 x 8 in, 64 pp, color illustrations throughout< BR>Rights: W, Children's Activity Book< BR>This creative new activity book for kids brings to life the fun, romance, and hard work of being an old-fashioned cowboy. In Riding on a Range, kids will learn all about cowboys, from what their job entails to what they wear. They'll learn about the origin of the cowboy hat, the purpose of chaps and spurs, and the many uses for a bandana. Recipes for traditional cowboy food-beans and biscuits-are included, as well as plans for having your own cowboy roundup, sleeping in a bedroll under the stars. The book describes the rules and events of a rodeo and important things to remember when riding a horse. Activities are outlined to help kids create a wooden roping steer, design their own brand, and even try their hand at writing cowboy poetry. Filled with colorful illustrations, this book is brimming with ideas to help kids use their imaginations and loaded with activities they will enjoy all year long.< BR>Lawson Drinkard is also the author of Fishing in a Brook and Hiding in a Fort, other titles in this series of activity books for children. He lives in Keswick, VA.< BR>Fran Lee has illustrated and designed seven titles in this series of activity books. A native of Chicago, Fran currently lives with her husband in Portland, Oregon. < BR>
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For as long as Barbara Hutson could remember, she dreamed of having a horse farm and of surrounding herself daily with these magical, mystical, and majestic creatures. Suddenly, she found herself living her lifelong dream. In Knowing Horses by Heart, she talks about the joys and challenges of owning horses. Her poems consider the life lessons she has learned-such as the value of patience and respect-while considering how worthwhile owning horses has been for her.
Like most fantasies, the reality of our fondest wishes can be a bit more than we bargained for. Owning a horse farm is not all serene days gazing at horses playing in the field or peaceful rides into the sunsets. Horses are bigger than life. With that comes events that are also tremendous in size and impact which lends richness and color to the fabric of our life story. Fully illustrated, Knowing Horses by Heart shares through poetry some of the knowledge Barbara has accumulated through her equine encounters.
Little Girl Giggles
"The gift is sweeter than that very first kiss
Seeing those looks of sheer wonder and bliss
There is nothing quite like watching the eyes
Of a child as she squeals with excited cries
As the magic of real horses fills up the space
The look of pure amazement covers her face ..."
This charming series retells classic fairy tales with bright illustrations and a clever tone. The stories in the Little Pebbles series have been adapted for children today while respecting the richness and flavor of the original versions. The small size of the books and their warm, inviting illustrations will appeal to children. In addition, children will love the game page at the end of each book, and they will want to read all the books in the series.
Little Red Riding Hood, so called because of the beautiful red velvet riding hood given to her by her grandmother, is sent to bring some food to her sick grandmother. Little Red Riding Hood is given strict instructions by her mother to go directly to her grandmother's house, but instead the little girl is convinced by an evil wolf to stray from the path and gather some flowers for the grandmother. The wolf's intentions are far from honorable, and he plots to eat them both. Luckily, a nearby hunter saves the day
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