Horses & Ponies: Everything You Need to Know, From Bridles and Breeds to Jodhpurs and Jumping!

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Horses & Ponies: Everything You Need to Know, From Bridles and Breeds to Jodhpurs and Jumping!

Horses &Amp; Ponies: Everything You Need To Know, From Bridles And Breeds To Jodhpurs And Jumping!

By Caroline Stamps

Horses & Ponies: Everything You Need to Know, From Bridles and Breeds to Jodhpurs and Jumping! PDF is The ultimate visual guide for children passionate about all things equine.

Calling all horse lovers! This horse book for kids is a one-stop-shop for everything from their history, anatomy, breeds, how to care for them, their social significance and more!

Inside the pages of this children’s book about equestrian knowledge you will find:

– Informative features on all the major horse and pony breeds, from the enormous Dutch Draught Horse to the tiny Argentine Falabella
– Beautiful photographs and detailed illustrations of magnificent horses found across the world
– Learn about the importance of horses across different cultures from sport, shows, traditions and celebrations, to transport, police work, and even shrimp-fishing!
– Extensive information and step-by-step instructions on horse-riding and caring for these beautiful animals

From the difference between horses and ponies to why horses sleep standing up, this comprehensive guide explores every horsey topic you could want to explore! Colourful photographs and pictures on every page include many different horses and pony breeds, from Shetland ponies, shire horses and thoroughbreds and highlights their importance in our world today.

Children will learn how to care for horses and understand their behaviours, covering topics such as grooming a horse, how to muck out a stable, and looking after tack. The book also explores horse skills and will answer questions about riding horses and ponies, such as what dressage is, how to steer a horse and much more!

Table of Contents

The horse family
Early horses
Horses and humans
Cave paintings
Who’s who?
In the wild
Herd behaviour
Inside out
Built to run
Body shapes
Sleeping horses
Senses
How horses move
How horses talk
Horses fighting
Colours and markings
Mares and foals
Horse breeds
Types of horse
Light horses
Arab
Thoroughbred
Hack
Steeplechase
Barb
The Tbourida Grand Prix
Camargue
Lusitano
Selle Francais
Showjumping
Holsteiner
Haflinger
Lippizaner
The Spanish Riding School
Andalucian
Salerno
Kathiawari
Orlov Trotter
Akhal-Teke
Appaloosa
Quarter Horse
Helper horses
Heavy horses
Shire
Farm horses
Clydesdale
Irish Draught
The Household Cavalry
Black Forest Horse
Italian heavy Draught
Percheron
Dutch Draught
Pulling power
Brabant
Horseback fishing
Ponies
Shetland
Exmoor
Surviving the winter
Riding Pony
Welsh Mountain Pony
Icelandic
Down from the mountains
Connemara
Sorraia
Fjord
Gotland
Hokkaido Pony
Free to roam
Sumba
Australian Pony
The Pasola festival
Pony of the Americas
Galiceno
Falabella
Horse care
The stable
Stabled horses
Food and water
Mucking out
Grooming a horse
Shoeing
Staying healthy
Clipping a horse
Rugs
Saddle up
Types of saddle
Traditional saddle rugs
Putting on a bridle
Looking after tack
Coming back in
Show time!
Horse skills
What to wear
Early lessons
Starting out
Getting comfortable
Which way?
Trot on!
Learning to canter
Getting to know the arena
Ready to jump!
Mounted games
Rodeo
Advanced skills
Dressage
Glossary
Index
Acknowledgements

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