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1 Half title * 2-3 Title page and contents* 4-5 Introduction and the evolution of the horse* 6-7 Natural world of horses 8-9 Life cycle of horse* 10-11 History of horse's domestication* 12-13 Types of horse 14/15 Points of a horse 16-17 Colours 18-19 Markings 20-21 What is a breed? 22-23 Hotblood horses 24-25 Arab 26-27 Thoroughbred 28-29 Anglo-Arab, Barb, Akhal-Teke 30-31 Coldblood horses, Ardennais, Boulonnais 32-33 Percheron, Suffolk 34-35 Shire, Clydesdale 36-37 Brabant, Noriker, Friesian, Dutch Draught 38-39 Warmblood horses, Swedish Warmblood, Selle Francais 40-41 Competition breeds 42-43 Oldenburg, Gelderlander, French Trotter, Camargue 44-45 Przewalski's Horse, Tarpan 46-47 Irish Draught, Hackney Horse, Cleveland Bay 48-49 Andalucian, Lusitano, Lipizzaner 50-51 Morgan, Criollo, Quarter Horse 52-53 Pinto, Palomino, Appaloosa 54-55 Tennessee Walking Horse, American Saddlebred, Missouri Foxtrotter, Standardbred 56-57 Mustang, Waler, Pony breeds 58-59 Dartmoor, Exmoor, Connemara, New Forest 60-61 Welsh 62-63 Fell, Dales, Highland 64-65 Fjord, Icelandic, Haflinger 66-67 New breeds of the USA 68-69 Caspian, Chincoteague and Assateague, Basuto, Boer 70-71 Australian, Falabella, Shetland, Hackney 72-73 Keeping a pony 74-75 What a pony needs 76-77 Ways to keep a pony 78-79 Where to keep a pony 80-81 A stable of your own 82-83 Stable management 84-85 Choosing a field 86-87 Looking after a pony's field 88-89 Turning out and catching 90-91 Feeding a pony 92-93 Different types of feed 94-95 A diet for your pony 96-97 Grooming a pony 98-99 Grooming routines 100-101 Feet and foot care 102-103 Washing a pony 104-105 Clipping a pony 106-107 Choosing a rug 108-109 Other care routines 110-111 Shoeing a pony 112-113 Travelling safely 114-115 Summer and winter care 116-117 Health care 118/119 Health routine 120-121 First aid 122-123 Common ailments 124-125 Caring for a sick pony 126-127 Before you start 128-129 Where to have riding lessons 130-131 Clothes to wear for riding 132-133 Types of pony 134-135 A pony's tack 136-137 Bridles and bits 138-139 Western tack 140-141 Fitting and caring for tack 142-143 Saddling up 144-145 Putting on a bridle 146-147 First lessons 148-149 Getting to know a pony 150-151 Mounting 152-153 Dismounting 154-155 How to sit in the saddle 156-157 The aids 158-159 On the lunge or leading rein 160-161 On your own 162-163 Turning left and right 164-165 Learning to trot 166-167 Canter on 168-169 Riding at top speed 170-171 Western riding 172-173 In the school 174-175 Exercises in the school 176-177 Without stirrups and reins 178-179 Exercises in the saddle 180-181 Looking forwards 182-183 Riding out 184-185 Your first jumping lessons 186-187 Jumping higher 188-189 Schooling steps 190-191 Advanced riding 192-193 Taking part in events 194-195 Getting ready for the show 196-197 Going to a show 198-199 Fun and games 200-201 Showjumping classes 202-203 Showing and dressage tests 204-205 Cross-country 206-207 Training and driving* 208-209 Breaking in a horse* 210-211 How to drive a horse* 212-213 Harness and carriages* 214-215 Specially trained horses* 216-219 Glossary* 220-223 Index* p224 Web sites and acknowledgements*
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: Horses Encyclopedias, Juvenile, Horsemanship Encyclopedias, Juvenile, Ponies Encyclopedias, Juvenile, Horses, Horsemanship, Ponies