This book is an invaluable guide to every aspect of horsemanship, with a fully illustrated directory of breeds of the world, step-by-step instructions on how to ride, and information about specialist equipment for both horse and rider. Over 60 breeds of horse and pony are covered, from the more familiar Thoroughbred and Shetland pony to the less well known Nonius and Caspian. Riding instructions cover tacking up for the first time to mastering the intricacies of dressage. The book also includes a directory of equipment, including the saddle, bridle and bit, training aids, horse clothing and protective equipment, and the rider's clothing.
Debby Sly is a talented rider, equestrian journalist and author. She contributes to Your Horse magazine and trains her own event horses point-to-pointers. Judith Draper was a freelance equestrian writer and book editor who was involved with horses all her life. Sarah Muir has successfully shown her own horse and competed in dressage, show jumping and trials.