By Fran Devereaux Smith.
A Western Horseman managing editor, the author is a former trainer and riding instructor with experience teaching riders of all ages. Written to help make first-time horse ownership a positive experience and to help novice riders learn the basics, First Horse is suitable for both youth and adult riders. Chapter titles: What You Want in Your Horse; Who Can Help You Find Your Horse; What to Look For When You Shop; How to Test-Ride Your Horse; What You're Willing to Pay; Where to Keep Your Horse; Where to Ride Your Horse; The Gear You Need; Partnering Up; Handling Your Horse When You're Afoot; Grooming Your Horse; Saddling Up; Let's Ride; Common Problems; Lessons and Trainers; Advanced Maneuvers; Hauling Your Horse; Feeding Your Horse; Health Care for Your Horse; Hoof Care. 176 pages.