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Rachel R. (eli7) reviewed Pony Talk: A Complete Learning Guide for Young Riders on
From inside cover:
"This book is written and illustrated for the youngster who wants to learn how to ride. If you are that youngster, you'll be able to read this book on your own. It wil show you how to become an able, thoughtful rider.
Even if you have little or no riding experience, you can learn the basics of good horesmanship from Judy Richter, one of the country's top teachers, and from the young girl who shows you in "Pony Talk's" 130 photographs exactly what to do.
After the Note to Parents, Judy Richter speaks directly to you about a number of important topics, including:
-the daily care and grooming of your pony
-how to prepare for a lesson
-the lesson itself, beginning with the gaits and progressing to single jumps and patterns of jumps
-how to prepare for a horse show
-the horse show itself
-information on activities and organizations
In time, you will improve your riding skills and you'll also learn how to respect the unique nature of every pony or horse you ride. It doesn't matter whether you are interested in competing or simply want to ride for pleasure. As Judy Richter says, "There is no greater pleasure than a nice ride on a nice horse on a beautiful day. Even an ordinary ride is not all that bad. The old saying is true: 'The outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man'--or woman-- no matter how young or old.""