The Wilson Sisters’ Horse and Pony Guide

Whether you already own horses or you or someone in your family wants to learn to ride, the Wilson sisters have written this comprehensive and illustrated guide to all the things you need to know about riding and horse ownership.

The Wilson Sisters’ Horse and Pony Guide is a detailed, informative and accessible handbook in which two of New Zealand’s most prominent equestrians share the knowledge and tried-and-true methods that they have accumulated from a lifetime with horses, including:

* The principles of horse ownership
* How to find the right horse or pony for you
* The start-up and ongoing costs of owning a horse
* How to care for your horse and keep it healthy
* The foundations of great horsemanship
* The basics of handling and riding
* All the gear you need to ride and care for your horse
* The ins and outs of competition, and so much more!

Whether you simply enjoy riding for pleasure or are wanting to pursue your dreams of competing at top-level, the information, photographs and illustrations in this book will show you how to establish safe and correct practices to ride and care for your horse and set you up to be the type of owner your horse deserves.

Written by Kelly Wilson and Amanda Wilson

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A comprehensive guide created for New Zealand horse owners with many colour photographs and diagrams to help you learn everything you need to know about riding and caring for horses and ponies, whether you already keep horses or are simply thinking of joining a pony club, from two of New Zealand’s most prominent equestrians. A wonderful resource for Kiwi horse owners, young and not so young.

Meet the Kiwi authors

Kelly Wilson is a New Zealand author, photographer and horsewoman. Find out more on her author page.

Amanda Wilson is one of New Zealand’s top showjumping riders, having won and placed in many national titles including Pony of the Year and Horse of the Year. With her sisters Vicki and Kelly, Amanda starred in the hit-rating TV series, Keeping Up with the Kaimanawas, following their work taming New Zealand’s wild Kaimanawa horses, and also travelled to America and Australia to rescue and tame wild horses. Her life with horses features in her sister Kelly Wilson’s bestselling books For the Love of Horses, Stallion Challenges, Mustang Ride and Saving the Snowy Brumbies, a children’s picture book Ranger the Kaimanawa Stallion and the junior chapter-book series Showtym Adventures. With Kelly, Amanda has cowritten a middle-grade novel, Showtym Viking, and the Wilson Sisters’ Horse and Pony Guide, a bible of safe equestrian practices for riders and horse and pony owners of all ages.


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