First Horse provides all the information that a first-time horse owner needs to make the transition to horse ownership and to learn the basics of good horsemanship and animal husbandry. It answers questions such as Who can help you find a horse? Where will you keep your horse? How do you test-ride a prospect? What do you want in a horse, and what price are you willing to pay? With this well-illustrated guide, new horse owners can acquire the basic skills and knowledge they need to carry them through a lifetime of horse ownership.
Chapter titles: What You Want in Your Horse; Who Can Help You Find Your Horse; What to Look For When You Shop; How to Test-Ride Your Horse; What You're Willing to Pay; Where to Keep Your Horse; Where to Ride Your Horse; The Gear You Need; Partnering Up; Handling Your Horse When You're Afoot; Grooming Your Horse; Saddling Up; Let's Ride; Common Problems; Lessons and Trainers; Advanced Maneuvers; Hauling Your Horse; Feeding Your Horse; Health Care for Your Horse; Hoof Care.