Pony Care

A complete guide to buying and caring for your first pony

Alison Pocklington



ISBN: 9781910016305


CATEGORY: The Pony Club & Young Riders

BINDING: Paperback / softback

EXTENT: 248 pages

Also available as: Ebook

Aimed at the first-time pony owner, this book provides sound and practical advice on all aspects of finding, buying and caring for a pony. Beautifully illustrated throughout, Pony Care: A Complete Guide to Buying and Caring for Your First Pony is an essential step-by-step guide for the non-horsey parent. Topics include:

  • Points to consider before buying, how to find and try the right pony and when to buy
  • Where to keep the pony, transport
  • Daily routine, feeding, health and exercise
  • Shoeing, tack and equipment, clipping and turnout
  • Selling the pony.

Written in an accessible and light-hearted style, readers will benefit from Alison’s wealth of experience and gain a true insight into what is involved in owning a pony.

Meet the author Alison Pocklington

Alison Bartle (Pocklington) has ridden and owned ponies from the age of eight. Her career with horses began in1987 at the Yorkshire Riding Centre, where she gained her BHS Instructor Stable Manager’s Certificate. Alison went on to groom internationally and was awarded the Horse and Hound Groom of the Year award in 2000. Following on from this success, her first book The Essential Guide to Professional Horse Care and Grooming was published in 2004. Having successfully evented and ridden in point to points, Alison is now an instructor at the Yorkshire Riding School and trains a wide range of clients for eventing, show jumping, dressage and hunting. She is married to Olympic and international rider Christopher Bartle and has two children.