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Taking Up Riding as an Adult (Horse-Wise Guides Series) Paperback – January 11, 1998
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Make smart choices, save time and money, and fulfill your dream of learning to ride with this practical guide for the beginning adult rider. You'll find everything you need to know to fully enjoy the riding experience including how to:
* Locate a high-quality lesson barn and instructor
* Ride safely and prevent injury
* Make informed decisions about purchasing tack and equipment
* Understand proper horse handling and health care
* Organize events and build a riding community
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The author stresses safety throughout the book, but also focuses on the fun and social aspects of horseback riding. I found myself referring to Chapter 2: Finding a Lesson Barn and Instructor on multiple occasions as I spent weeks evaluating barns. After I found the perfect barn for me and my riding goals, I found Chapter 3: Riding Clothes for Comfort and Chapter 5: Horse Tack Supplies to be life savers! Who knew riding would involve so much equipment, and the specialized riding clothes really do make a difference. Although several chapters are devoted to horse care, illnesses, and ailments (which may seem unnecessary for a beginner rider), it gives you a better understanding and appreciation of horses. As a safety aspect, it's always good to know if the horse you're riding is "off" - it could potentially keep you and the horse from getting injured.
The author does a fantastic job answering questions often asked by adults and offers several views without being biased. I know I will continue to reference this book as my riding skills advance. Even if you decide not to take up riding lessons, you will have learned something from reading this book.
I like the descriptions and the basic overview. I think for a new rider too much information from a beginner book would be over whelming. Also, you need to take lessons, you can't learn to ride by reading a book.
Did some of the other purchasers expect, to have manual in-hand while sitting on a horse. Find a barn, learn about horses, and enjoy. But first, buy this book(s). I just ordered the remainder of the set. Find seller's who are selling below the price. I am saving about $30 on the other two I just ordered....Happy Trails
Another thing I like is that she plays up the social/fun aspects of riding. While I'm sure there are "horsey snobs," I've not yet met any here in Knoxville, and have found other riders to be friendly, helpful, and enthusiastic. If you love horses & riding, you're "in the club"; there's no need to be bashful about being a beginning adult rider!
This is a great little book, and I recommend it to any adult who's new to riding or thinking about learning how to ride.