Horses and Ponies
By Sandy Ransford
(Kingfisher, Hardcover, 9780753453438, 96pp.)
Publication Date: April 15, 2001
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The perfect gift for the child who has been smitten with the horse and pony bug! Packed with specially commissioned photos, this handsome reference gathers all the essential information the aspiring young rider wants to know as well as the fun and romance of the world of horses and ponies. The topics covered include everything from practical advice on tack, dressage, and first riding lessons, to how to approach, groom, and tend to a horse or pony. There's a wealth of information about the different breeds as well as important advice on pony health, safety, and how to choose the right pony. Detailed photo sequences take more experienced riders through the more advanced riding skills, and offer an inside look at the workings of a stable. An illustrated glossary and index round out this handsome and informative gift book.
Sandy Ransford has over 30 books for children to her credit. These include titles on horses and riding, dogs, fashion for kids, and conservation - as well as many activity, game and puzzle books. She is the author of all of the books in the Kingfisher Riding Club series - First Riding Lessons, Horses & Ponies, Horse & Pony Breeds, and Horse & Pony Care - as well as Horse & Pony Factfile.