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Explores every aspect of horseback riding, from choosing the right school to preparing for competitions.
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Gr. 4-6. Readers curious about English riding will find answers to many of their questions in Green's excellent introduction to riding and horse care. She covers a wide variety of topics--how to choose a riding school, equipment and clothing, horse grooming, stable care (surprisingly, the young models mucking out the stalls are all smiling and immaculate), and participating in events. Bullets (in the shape of horse silhouettes) signal helpful hints on riding technique. Although intended for novices, the book also includes a section on advanced jumping. Green's style is breezy and encouraging, and the text is concise and easy to read, all of which should make the book popular with young readers. The photography is exceptional, and the layout of each double-page spread is very attractive. The models (three girls and a boy) are impeccably groomed and appear to enjoy riding immensely. An illustrated glossary, a listing of major annual riding events, and addresses of relevant associations are provided. Chris ShermanFrom School Library Journal:
Gr 3 Up-Clearly and accessibly written, this update of The Young Rider (DK, 1993) is mostly unchanged from the original. It provides a basic introduction to ponies and English-style riding that will serve a wide audience. The children in the photos clearly enjoy sharing their skills with readers, while Green, a highly respected British Three Day Event rider, provides an authoritative voice with a friendly tone. Some children may find the small print difficult to read, but the typical DK use of white space and outstanding photography invites them to make the effort. Topics covered include choosing a riding school, what to wear, what to expect from a first lesson, pony care, tack, stable care, feeding, grooming, showing, and more. "Useful Addresses" has been updated with the addition of Web sites and e-mail contacts for groups and associations.-Lisa Falk, Los Angeles Public Library
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Book Description DK CHILDREN, 2000. Hardcover. Condition: New. Revised. Seller Inventory # DADAX0789454289
Book Description DK CHILDREN, 2000. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0789454289