This book is an invaluable guide to many aspects of horsemanship, with a fully illustrated directory of breeds of the world, step-by-step instructions on caring for your horse and pony, and information about specialist equipment for both horse and rider. Over 80 breeds of horse and pony are covered, from the more familiar Thoroughbred horse and Shetland pony to the less well known Nonius and Caspian. It describes how to look after your horse on a day-to-day basis, including exercise routines and grooming techniques, and information about basic health care and first aid. Expert advice on selecting and buying a horse is given, along with essential
equipment, including the saddle, bridle and bit, stabling and enclosures, clothing and protective equipment.