BHS First Pony Manual

Debby Frowen Madeleine Ridge
A fresh approach to a traditional subject, this handbook will prove an indispensable and definitive guide to pony care. Many of today's first-time owners--especially parents of pony-mad children coerced into buying a pony--have little or no experience with keeping a pony, and don't know where to start. Written specially for those with no prior knowledge, this valuable book offers straightforward, no-nonsense advice on a wide range of subjects such as stabling, feeding, watering, saddlery, grooming, safety, health, handling, grazing, and tuition. The aim is to educate and inform in a fuss-free way, giving novice owners the confidence and know-how they need to keep their pony happy and healthy.
BHS First Pony Manual by Debby Frowen Madeleine Ridge

About the author

Debby Frowen is a specialist equestrian journalist with over fourteen years experience, ten of which were spent at Horse & Hound. She is the author of World of the Horse (Harper Collins) and is currently studying for her BHS Stage 3 and PTT.

Madeleine Ridge is a freelance riding instructor who has taught for sixteen years, specialising in teaching children and young adults. She holds a BHSISM qualification and a BSc in equine science. She is chief instructor for the Minchinhampton Pony Club.

Press Reviews

A great book for anyone getting their first pony! Written by experts for first time owners!

- Pony magazine