A comprehensive and accessible guide to choosing and caring for your horse. Discover the horse throughout history and culture, its uses, anatomy, appearance and behaviour, and take in a wealth of practical advice on how to choose and buy a horse, care, health, breeding, tack and equipment, riding and training, and competing. Helpful statistics and icons provide essential information at a glance.
Catherine Austen is Hunting, Racing and Polo editor at Horse & Hound, and covers a wide variety of equestrian sports for that and other publications. She is an experienced Pony Club instructor, and regularly competes and goes hunting. She contributed to the BHS Complete Horse & Pony Care Manual. Pippa Roome is eventing editor of Horse & Hound. She was previously assistant editor of Eventing magazine and has also contributed features to German newspaper Welt am Sonntag.