The Complete Book of the Horse by Jane Holderness-Roddam hits the £1 shelf in my shop.
W. H. Smith, 1992, Hardback in dust wrapper.
Contains a glossary of terms. Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams;
From the cover: Jane Holderness-Roddam is one of the worlds best known horsewomen. Her latest book is a comprehensive and practical guide to training both horse and rider, which will appeal to beginner and expert alike. Beautifully illustrated with drawings and photographs, it is set to become a equestrian classic.
Riding is covered at all levels. A chapter for the novice explains everything from when and where to start, tacking up, mounting and the use of the aids, to riding out and hacking in preparation for competing in first events. For the intermediate rider the fundamentals of long distance and western riding, polo, vaulting, riding side-saddle and hunting are described together with the equipment needed. For those aiming at the highest levels there is a chapter on dressage, show jumping and eventing, the three equestrian sports which qualify for Olympic status.
A comprehensive chapter on stable management explains everything the responsible owner needs to know, from grooming, feeding and mucking out, to the care and protection of the horse, both stabled and at grass, and fitness and exercise programmes to keep it fit and healthy. There is an extensive section on veterinary care with all the information a horse owner needs, explaining common problems and when to seek professional advice. Breeding and caring for a foal is also covered.
In a beautifully illustrated section, which will be invaluable to anyone thinking of buying a horse, the sizes, colours, temperaments and a little of the historical background of all the best known breeds of riding horses and ponies are described in detail.
Throughout the book there is a wealth of helpful advice. Common faults and problems are outlined and practical solutions suggested, and there are helpful drawings and step-by-step illustrations where relevant. A useful glossary of equestrian terms is also provided.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Gently bruised at the head of the spine and the top corners of the boards with a little wear to the dust wrapper as a result. Text complete, clean and tight.
Green boards with White titling to the Spine & Upper Board.
192 pages. 11¼” x 9¾”.
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