The Kingfisher illustrated horse & pony encyclopedia / written by Sandy Ransford ; photographed by Bob Langrish.Material type: TextPublication details: Boston : Kingfisher, c2010Description: 224 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cmISBN: 0753464854Other title: Kingfisher illustrated horse and pony encyclopedia | Horse & pony encyclopediaSubject(s): Ponies -- Encyclopedias, Juvenile | Horses | Horsemanship | Ponies | Sagor -- Encyclopedias, JuvenileGenre/Form: Rysare -- Encyclopedias, Juvenile. DDC classification: 636 LOC classification: SF302 | .R365 2004Online resources: Publisher description | Table of contents | Contributor biographical information
Introducing horses and ponies -- What is a breed? -- Hotblood horses -- Coldblood horses -- Ardennais, Boulonnais -- Warmblood horses -- Pony breeds -- Keeping a pony -- Feeding a pony -- Grooming a pony -- Other care routines -- Health care -- Before you start -- A pony's tack -- First lessons -- In the arena -- Looking forward -- Taking part in events -- Training and driving
This book contains a clear introduction to horses followed by chapters explaining how to care for them, including feeding, grooming, shoeing, and housing. The book teaches children how to handly ponies and how to ride them, from tacking up to jumping and dressage. There are also sections on horse and pony breeds, training, and different types of competitions.