This is an invaluable guide to every aspect of horsemanship, from the diverse and specialist equipment for both horse and rider to learning to ride and competing in riding competitions. The first section of the book is a directory-style approach to the full range of horse equipment. Saddles, bridles and bits; training aids and gadgets; clothing and protective equipment are all discussed in detail. The second section is a step-by-step presentation of riding techniques, and the final section covers the world of horse riding competitions. This section examines the wellknown sports of show-jumping, polo and dressage, as well as the more obscure competitions, such as endurance riding, vaulting and driving.
Debby Sly is a talented rider and equestrian journalist and author. She has written many books on equestrian topics, contributes to Your Horse magazine and trains her own event horses point-to-pointers. Sarah Muir is a keen follower of equestrian sports. She has successfully shown her own horse and has competed in dressage, show jumping and horse trials. She is also the assistant editor of Horse & Rider magazine.