Pony Care

Pony Care

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Pony Care: A complete guide to buying and caring for your first pony will appeal to both owners and their parents. It has been cleverly written by Alison Pocklington, who has previously been awarded the Horse and Hound Groom of the Year and published the very successful first book, The Essential Guide to Professional Horse Care and Grooming

Now, as the mum of a horse-mad child and riding instructor to many, Alison is only too aware of the pitfalls of finding the right horse or pony to match the rider. This great little book offers sound practical and in-depth advice, tips and guides to get horse and pony ownership off on the right foot.



Most children who learn to ride dream of owning their own pony. Pony Care offers parents an in-depth guide for what is actually involved in successfully buying, owning and caring for a pony.

With advice on finding the right pony, buying the necessary equipment, livery options, daily care, feeding, shoeing, health, exercise and, when the time comes, how to go about selling the pony.

Common mistakes can be made when there is a lack of knowledge or experience, in seeking the wrong advice or being in too much of a hurry. Alison Pocklington shares a wealth of experience complete with tips and checklists.

'This book is a MUST HAVE for anyone who has had the tireless and repetitive call to buy from their pony-mad child.' — Lucinda Green MBE

About the Author

Alison Pocklington has successfully competed in eventing and point-to-pointing. As a BHS Instructor, she now instructs at the Yorkshire Riding Centre and trains a wide range of clients for eventing, show jumping and dressage. Alison groomed for many years at international level, was awarded the Horse and Hound Groom of the Year and successfully published her first book The Essential Guide to Professional Horse Care and Grooming (978-0851318684). She has a strong interest in developing young horses and in the confidence of the rider.

Book Specifications

Additional Information

Sub Heading A complete guide to buying and caring for your first pony
ISBN 9781910016305
Author Alison Pocklington; Foreword by Lucinda Green MBE
Binding Paperback
Extent 248 pages, 246x180mm
Illustrations Colour Photographs and Line Drawings
Ebook Yes via your usual supplier
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