The United States Pony Club Manual of Horsemanship Basics for Beginners / D Level

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-03-01
  • Publisher: Howell Book House

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Required reading for every Pony Club Member-now in a valuable new edition The 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 competition The latest research and development in nutrition and veterinary topics Coverage of land conservation and horse health and safety All-new photos and a fully updated look and feel If 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.

Author Biography

Susan E. Harris is an international clinician, riding instructor, and artist. She has, taught all seats and styles of riding and travels worldwide to give riding clinics and instructor-training courses in Centered Riding and Anatomy in Motion. In 2004 she was honored as a Master Instructor by the American Riding Instructor Association.

Table of Contents

A Note from the United States Pony Clubs, Inc.p. vii
A Note to Parentsp. ix
For Children and Parents: Getting Started Right
About Pony Club, Learning to Ride, and Selecting a Ponyp. 3
Learning to Ride
Basic Riding on the Flatp. 25
Learning to Jump: From Ground Poles to Simple Coursesp. 94
Out and About with Your Ponyp. 127
Pony Care and Management
Handling, Leading, and Tying Your Ponyp. 145
Taking Care of Your Ponyp. 174
Nutrition and Conditionp. 199
Your Pony's Feet and Shoeingp. 214
Health Care and Veterinary Knowledgep. 222
Safe Traveling and Traileringp. 236
Pony Knowledge, Tack, and Turnout
Pony Talk: Pony Parts, Colors, and Conformationp. 245
Tackp. 258
Dress and Turnoutp. 298
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