A Parent's Guide to Riding Lessons: Everything You Need to Know to Survive and Thrive with a Horse-Loving Kid

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Storey Publishing, Sep 16, 2009 - Sports & Recreation - 179 pages
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If you don’t know the difference between a bridle and a saddle but your child dreams of riding horses, this informative guide will answer all of your most pressing questions. Elise Gaston Chand provides informed and sensible tips on finding qualified instructors, the cost of lessons, safety concerns, and much more. Learn what to watch for as your child’s riding progresses, confidently steer your child toward rewarding competition experiences, and take pride in all of your child’s riding achievements. 
 

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Contents

2 Finding the Right Place to Ride
13
3 The Ins and Outs of Taking Lessons
37
4 Children with Special Needs
65
Classes and Clothing
73
6 Behind the Scenes at a Show
97
7 Buying a Horse for Your Child You Dont Have To
111
8 You Bought a Horse Now What?
129
Glossary
152
Helpful Checklists
162
Resources for Parents
168
Acknowledgments
172
Index
174
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Elise Gaston Chand is a horsewoman with over 30 years’ experience in horse management, breeding, competition, and industry marketing and advertising. She was a horse-crazy kid and has raised a horse-riding daughter. Elise has been a journalist, freelance writer, editor, and photographer.

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