A heart-warming story with a great girl-power message' - Jacqueline WilsonCharlie Bass is a horse-mad ten-year-old who dreams of owning her own pony. So when she accidentally manages to buy a racehorse, Charlie is thrilled.The horse she buys, Noble Warrior, looks the part: strong, fit and healthy. There's just one problem - he won't gallop. In fact, he won't even leave his stable without his best friend, a naughty palomino pony called Percy.Charlie is convinced that Noble Warrior has what it takes to be a champion. But can she prove it? Derby Day is fast approaching and only a win can save the family farm from being repossessed.The stakes couldn't be higher for the Basses. Can Charlie turn her chaotic family into a top training team? Can Noble Warrior overcome his nerves? Will Percy the pony ever stop farting?Find out in this classic, funny animal story, perfect for fans of Dick King-Smith and Gerald Durrell.
The Horse with No Name
This is a story of hope and resilience. Can the horse with no name turn his life around from naughtiness and hijinks to calmness and peace? Possibly, with a little help from his human and pony friends.
Valegro The Little Horse With the Big Dream- Book 1
The first in a series for children that tells the real-life story of Valegro, known to his friends as Blueberry. Valegro is quite simply a phenomenon. He is the best dressage horse the world has ever seen, and possibly the best horse. With his young rider he has won Olympic, World and European Gold medals, the World Cup twice, and he holds all 3 world records in dressage. He is the only horse ever to hold all these medals and records at the same time and not surprisingly is ranked number one in the world. Valegro will compete for Great Britain at this year's Olympics in Rio - in London 2012 he won team and individual gold medals for Great Britain. The combination of Valegro and his young rider and their trainer is outstanding and charted as one of the most successful in the world of sport and equestrianism ever. Behind this success is a truly outstanding trainer, mentor, horse-owner and friend - Carl Hester - who gave up the ride on the best horse in the world to his young pupil so Great Britain could have a chance at an unprecedented Olympic team Gold Medal, knowing he could ride his other team horse (Uthopia) to achieve a high score too. This, book one of 'The Blueberry Stories', tells of the trials, tribulations, adventures and characters Valegro meets along the way to success in a child-friendly fictional format. A series will follow and includes a learning and technical aspect to pass on some equestrian knowledge in a fun and friendly way, edited to Key Stage 2 to make them suitable for use in schools. This rags-to-riches story of a small horse rising from humble beginnings to become the best the world has seen is a unique, heart-warming and compelling read. The books will appeal to all young readers as well as equestrian fans.
The Long Journey Home-2nd edition
The first of three children's books that tell the true story of Rhodes Scholar. A book written and illustrated by two best friends about a horse that was lost then found and given the chance to start his life all over again.The author Kay Scott-Jarvis is an Equestrian Coach and proprietor to Rockstar Equine, BHS Approved Riding Centre and training establishment to many.The signed editions are personally signed by both the author and illustrator and are first and limited edition with only 100 of this booked ever being printed and published.
The Enchanted Horse
A little toy horse is about to change Irina's life forever.Award-winning classic young fiction, beautifully illustrated.Bella was real… Dreams don't eat hay and drink water. Dreams don't leave footprints in the snow.When Irina sees a tatty horse in a junk-shop window, she thinks it looks sad and lonely. Irina is an only child and wants nothing more than to take care of this horse.Little does she know how special Bella is or that magical journeys lie in wait for them!
My Special Pony Record Book
This expanded edition of the bestselling My Special Pony Record Book is a colourful diary-type notebook in which children can keep details about their pony and what makes them so special. There are fun-filled questions with boxes to tick and pages on which to stick photographs and/or keepsakes - or even to draw something themselves. They can record all their Pony Club rallies, competition entries at shows, and jot down how well they did. There is also space to write about lessons and training so they can remind themselves of their improvements. A checklist section has also been included on how to look after their pony and there are pages for useful addresses and contact details such as their vet and farrier as well as practical checklists for worming dates, farrier visits, etc. This is a book suitable for any pony-mad child from small to teenage, that will become a personal record of their special pony which can be dipped into and treasured for years.
My Horse and Pony Activity and Sticker Book
Have fun with this beautiful horse and pony activity book, packed full of colourful stickers. Match the horses to their shadows, colour in the riding show, help the ponies through the maze and much more!Bloomsbury Activity Books provide hours of colouring, stickering and activity fun for boys and girls alike. Every book includes enchanting, bright and beautiful illustrations which children and parents will find very hard to resist.Perfect for providing entertainment at home or on the move!
Equine Sports Coaching
A vital book for equine coaches. Drawing on tried-and-tested coaching practices used successfully in other sports, this book provides an introduction to coaching specific to the equine environment. The coaching process as a whole is addressed for both the horse and rider.The UK Government Coaching Task Force highlighted the need for the development of coaching across all sports, which led to the introduction of the UK Coaching Certificate (UKCC). Soon any coaching of horses and riders will need to be done by qualified individuals only. Equine Sports Coaching is ideal for those studying for the UKCC or other qualifications in equine sports and leisure coaching.Key features: in line with UK Coaching Certificate qualifications covers performance analysis, periodisation of training programmes, sports psychology, and communication skills advises on the personal development of the coach to support career development in this field
Coaching Skills for Riding Teachers
Accomplished coach Islay Auty explains how to develop your teaching technique to bring out the best in your pupils, be they top-flight competitors or recreational riders. The text explains how modern coaching techniques can be applied to equestrian sport and, as such, the books is more about the skills of coaching than how to teach the actual skills of riding. It focuses on topics such as motivation, inspiring confidence, personal development, communication, awareness and judgement, psychology, and how people learn.The author examines the particular issues involved with teaching children, pleasure riders, and competitors at all levels - and brings her text to life with thought-provoking scenarios.Deals with modern coaching techniques and how they can be applied to the equestrian environmentWritten for riding teachers who wish to enhance their teaching skills, especially those who are newly qualified or still studying for their teaching certificate.Excellent background reading for those seeking to achieve the UK Coaching Certificate in Equestrian Sport.
The Power of Coaching
Merging the knowledge of equestrian sport with commercial business management, this innovative book teaches how to unlock the potential in equestrian athletes, enabling riders to become 'the best they can be'. Exploring such subjects as: self-awareness, emotional resilience, mindset affecting performance and self reflection. Useful case studies are included along with full colour photography and a foreword by Olympian, Carl Hester MBE.
The Racehorse Who Learned to Dance (Paperback)
The third book in Clare Balding's brilliant series!
Noble Warrior has certainly earned his name: he won the Derby against all odds and bested a bunch of nasty kidnappers. But now Noddy is facing his greatest challenge yet...
Charlie's best friend Polly is still recovering from an accident that left her almost paralysed. But Polly has a real talent with horses - and she and Charlie are determined not to let it go to waste. Can the two best friends find a way to make Polly's equestrian dreams come true, and forge a new path for the racehorse who wouldn't gallop?
Training Horses the Ingrid Klimke Way
This book is the closest most of us will come to spending an extended period of time in the Klimke stable.Ingrid Klimke details her personal programme of bringing a horse along through the stages of progressive development and, in doing so, explains her training philosophy. She provides guidelines and exercise to ensure success without stress at each milestone.It's a wonderful insight into how Klimke customises the work to suit the individual horse. The result is surely a joyful partnership between rider and horse that will go the distance.
Two Brains One Aim
Every horse person strives to grow in ability and understanding over time whether in the saddle, on the ground, or in the stable; whether in ways that are small or those that are significant. This effort, when done right, lasts a lifetime, and along the way requires the addition of knowledge and experience gleaned from numerous others. Where does one find leadership within the equine industry? How does one know to whom to turn for information? Does riding require an instructor, a trainer, a coach? Can you get by with part-time guidance? Can you effectively learn on your own, with just the occasional directive, and still find personal or competitive success?With this book, renowned clinician and international team coach Eric Smiley intends to fill the gap when it comes to these questions and others, providing a reliable resource and educational companion for any aspiring equestrian. Smiley addresses fundamental topics pertinent to riders, with philosophical discussion and practical exercises applicable to all levels. Along the way he strives to educate them on being taught, and perhaps, one day, becoming the teachers.His aim is to bring together the mind of the rider with the mind of the horse, while highlighting the key component in their synergy: understanding. How that understanding is acquired, retained, and put to use is the key to success.
Basic Training of the Young Horse (4th edition)
Over thirty years after the first publication of Reiner Klimke's classic work comes this new fourth edition, with completely new photos and updated by his daughter, Ingrid. Based on sound practical and theoretical advice, this instructional handbook gives advice on establishing a specific training plan for recreational riders as well as competition riders to enable them to train their young horses successfully.Every aspect of the education of a young horse is covered including:Basic education and handling from foalhoodBacking and training under saddleDeveloping impulsion from supplenessAssessing and improving basic gaitsCavalletti workJumping trainingCross-country trainingPreparing for the first competition4th Edition
Your Horses Skin
This book contains everything there is to know about your horse's skin and how to care for it. The skin is the largest organ in the horse's body and performs a range of different functions. The health of the skin is affected by both internal and external conditions such as inclement weather and disease; therefore if all is not well with the skin, then all is not well with the horse.Hilary Pooley reveals why the condition of the skin needs to be monitored and explains the best ways of doing so. She covers everything from veterinary terminology and the function and structure of the skin to information about what to look for when assessing overall health. Remedies to restore skin to a healthy condition are given. Specific chapters discuss skin diseases and skin first aid and there is advice on the fitting and maintenance of equipment and tack. Feeding for skin health is also covered, as well as the effects of an inadequate or inappropriate environment. The effects of procedures such as clipping and rugging and techniques for improving the overall condition of the skin in general are also explained in detail and there are plenty of photographs and diagrams to support the text.Your Horse's Skin is an essential book for anyone interested in horses and their welfare.
A Journey to Softness
Mark Rashid shares personal stories about events in his life that helped him on his journey to softness, as well as the stumbling blocks along the way. The narrative includes a section in which Mark passes on the experiences of others from a wide variety of walks of life and occupations, all sharing their views on how feel, connection and softness apply to their respective professions. Those interviewed for this special section include a musician who has written and performed several number one country music hits, a highly decorated helicopter pilot, a movie actor, a college professor, a master carpenter, an artists and numerous others. What the reader learns by example is how to develop feel, relaxation, connection, and softness in both horse and rider. The methods and techniques Mark demonstrated have been gleaned from decades of work with horses and horse people, as well as while he trained with world-class martial artists whose lives have been dedicated to developing softness and connection with a partner through feel.
A Photographic Guide to Conformation
A best-seller, this in-depth study of conformation examines each part of the horse in photographs and text, showing both good and bad points and illustrating differences of breed and type.
AAEVT's Equine Manual for Veterinary Technicians
AAEVT's Equine Manual for Veterinary Technicians offers a compendium of information on the care and treatment of horses for equine veterinary technicians. Highly accessible and easy to use, the book builds on the basics of equine care to provide a complete reference for equine nursing and technical skills. AAEVT's Equine Manual for Veterinary Technicians is an invaluable guide for qualified equine veterinary technicians and assistants, particularly those earning their equine certification, vet tech students, and equine practices.
The Principles of Riding
The first edition of The Principles of Riding was published more than 50 years ago, imparting mandatory basic knowledge for all areas of equestrian sport and horse-keeping and this 28th edition, Basic Training for Horse and Rider, has been completely revised regarding language and content, while still taking into account the well-established principles. The consideration of traditional principles leads to the education and training of the horse according to its nature and thus to its health, well-being and performance capability. The horse's instincts and natural behaviour are presented in detail as the basis of communication and understanding between horse and rider. Modern scientific research relating to training theory and biomechanics has influenced the systematic training of the rider as well as that of the horse.The Principles of Riding provides versatile, practical assistance to horse lovers and readers of this book who want to learn, irrespective of whether they ride for leisure or competitively, are interested in hacking or hunting, or want to develop and improve their basic training for dressage, show-jumping or eventing. These Principles should be indispensable for all riders, drivers, trainers and judges, and to all of those who are interested in the appropriate training of the horse, according to the horse's nature, and who place importance on a harmonious cooperation between horse and rider.