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Product Details

  • Age Range: 9 and up
  • Grade Level: 4 and up
  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Storey Publishing, LLC (November 13, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580175104
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580175104
  • Product Dimensions: 7.6 x 0.4 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #77,505 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From School Library Journal

Grade 4-8--This refreshingly uncluttered book offers a thorough introduction to horsemanship. Richter's enthusiastic tone conveys a love for horses that is nonetheless tempered with strict adherence to and promotion of important safety practices. In five chapters, she covers stable care, equipment, tack, clothing, longeing, lessons, jumping, and showing. The author's strong focus on good horsemanship is appropriately central to the text while the conversational, upbeat writing avoids any hint of condescension to young readers. The full-color photographs and black-and-white illustrations extend readers' understanding of the concepts being discussed. The cast of young riders, however, excludes minority representation. Contact information for several relevant organizations is included. This approachable, inviting volume successfully covers a number of topics that other authors often break into numerous volumes. If your budget allows for only one book, this is it.--Lisa Falk, Los Angeles Public Library
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Gr. 3-5. Beginning equestrians will appreciate this comprehensive guide. The first of five chapters introduces gear, vocabulary, and basics such as grooming, mounting, and dismounting. Richter then goes on to cover cantering, turning, and so on and provide step-by-step jumping instructions, information on how to prepare for a competition, and other organized activities for young riders. Numerous color photographs (almost always of young females) will get readers excited about the sport and also help illustrate the topics. Occasional black-and-white drawings and diagrams are also useful, as are boxed insets--for example, the "Horse Talk" vocabulary feature that heads each section. Granted, there's no shortage of information on this topic, but libraries needing more will find this both well written and handsomely illustrated. A glossary and a bibliography are appended. Lauren Peterson
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The book is well written and has clear pictures.
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Great book for kids who want to learn all about care and riding of horses!
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My granddaughter is learning a lot about horses care from this book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on January 15, 2004
Format: Paperback
Riding For Kids by equestrian expert Judy Richter is an information-packed and practical introduction for children to the pastime and skill of horseback riding. Individual chapters explain in clear "reader friendly" language the basics of stable care, tack, appropriate riding clothing, riding basics, jumping and showing, and more. Enhanced with a profusion of color photography, Riding For Kids is an absolute "must-read" for any young person interested in owning or learning to ride a horse.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on March 30, 2005
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This book is great for begingers (like me) to help people learn a jumping ,racing and riding! It also tells people about how to take care of stable equiment,tack and last but not least stable care! I would give this book 2 hooves up!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful A Kid's Review on February 26, 2005
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This is the best book you can buy if you are a young rider. It helps you with your riding skills, as well as competing at horse shows, and stable jobs. This book is a MUST for any kid that rides English. GET IT TODAY!!!!!
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Children love horses. Learning to ride one isn't the easiest thing to do. Judy Richter has put together a wonderful guide filled with information, photos, a glossary of terms and so much more. Young readers will learn step-by-step how to ride a horse and become very savvy in regards to all of the equipment associated with riding a horse. Riding horses is very expensive. With the help of an instructor families can get help in order to stay within budge. Richter provides top notch information for beginning riders in regards to how to dress appropriately for riding, grooming your pony, how to sit on the saddle and correct leg positions are just a few of the topics. Extensive photographs are displayed throughout the book that show readers and riders exactly what should and should not be done. Quick tips boxes are displayed throughout the book offering references to chapter topics and refreshers for readers who are just needing some quick help. Diagrams show suggested exercises to practice, first at the walk, later at the trot, and then at the center. The letters help riders stay focused and crated a ride that will help reach the destination safely and methodically. Diagrams also demonstrate transitions, halts and half-halts. The section that covers "From Circles to Serpentine's" shows young riders how to practice and keep circling motions precise. For example: The S-turn through the circle, as from X-toc, is one way to change direction; bending, then straightening one or two strides, and then bending in the other direction. Richter also covers topics such as "Three Basic Jumping Exercises" 1) Stop on a line. 2) Shift hands to the outside, then press the horse out toward the rail with your inside leg as you bend him around that leg and hold him with the outside leg.Read more ›
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By Mary Stebbins on March 31, 2013
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I bought this book for my 3 year old granddaughter who is obsessed with anything to do with horses. She has just started riding and it's great for her parents to read with her so that she can learn all about taking care of horses, the equipment and most anything else she needs to learn about riding. The pictures are colorful and the information is easy for even a 3-4 year old to comprehend. Great book for kids who want to learn all about care and riding of horses!
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My daughter's trainer had recommended this book and loaned her her own copy. It was so good--the best we had seen-to clearly and simply through photos and precise directions give instruction on each aspect and skill of elementary English riding--that we ordered it immediately. As "just the Mom" to a horse/riding Fanatic 13-yr-old, it was very educational and helpful, since I am often the groom and assistant as well. :) Thank you, Judy Richter!
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By S. King on January 13, 2014
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I bought this book for my daughter. She started riding just over a year ago and we wanted her to have something to give her more background at home.

It was also a bit of a preparation for her, as we were getting her a horse. She found it easy to read and to follow and refers to it often if she needs clarification on something or just wants a refresher.

The book is well written and has clear pictures.
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The material covered is in many areas, but in minimal detail. Do not buy if looking for a training manual style book. Would strongly suggest using the sample feature on this or another site before buying to make sure it is enough for your needs. Three stars due to lack of material.
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