Horse Life: The Ultimate Guide to Caring for and Riding Horses for Kids (Paperback)
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The complete beginner’s guide to horses and riding for kids 8 to 12
This ultimate guide to horses for kids teaches you all about the basics of equine care―from anatomy to housing to bathing and feeding. Whether you’re just starting out or already have a horse of your own, you’ll learn how to ride, how to stay safe around horses, and how to develop a healthy and friendly relationship with them.
- Horse basics―Brush up on your techniques and learn about all the necessary gear, with illustrations to explain horse body language, horse lingo, the different ways horses move, and much more.
- Safety first―This standout book on horses for kids demonstrates the best practices to keep you and your horse safe during handling, training, riding, and grooming.
- The perfect horse for you―Learn all about the qualities of different types of horses so you can figure out your dream breed.
If you’re a horse lover, Horse Life is your perfect companion for getting ready to saddle up.
About the Author
ROBYN SMITH owns and operates a riding school where she teaches leadership and team-building skills to teens and adults. In her spare time, Robyn plays with a herd of much-loved horses, alpacas, and one llama.
“An excellent starter book for any kid who is dreaming about horse care and horse ownership. Robyn is an absolute expert at keeping horses, and the humans working with them, as happy and safe as possible.” —Megan Ayrault, author of The Horse Lover's Guide to Massage: What Your Horse Wants You to Know and founder of PowerofTouchforAnimals.com
“In this all inclusive guide, Robyn Smith shares a wealth of knowledge and experience written in a format that everyone can understand and learn from. A must read for first-time horse owners or that horse crazy girl in your life!” —Dr. Hannah Mueller, DVM, Cedarbrook Veterinary Care
“Robyn is a wonderful storyteller with a passion for helping youth through the power and magic of horses. In this book, Robyn has successfully distilled more than 50 years of horse experience and wisdom down into bite-sized pieces accessible by adults and children alike. Any person who has ever even imagined owning or taking care of their own horse should own this book.” —Michelle M. Wedig, PhD, CEDS