Getting Your First Horse

Getting Your First Horse
Getting Your First Horse

You or your children have always wanted a horse or pony, and now that you have a home in the country the time is right to buy one. But before you purchase your first horse, some preliminary research is in order.

Getting Your First Horse by Judith Dutson is a great place to start.

This guide walks beginners through the process of buying and caring for a pleasure horse. After giving you the information you need to make a wise purchase, Getting Your First Horse helps you choose the appropriate supplies and housing facilities for your horse. Subsequent chapters cover the basics of feeding, health, and safety around horses. A chapter on breeds is also included and is illustrated with beautiful color plates.

Getting Your First Horse does an excellent job of warning beginners of potential pitfalls and helping them weigh the pros and cons of each decision they will have to make. While this book will not teach you how to ride, it will help ensure that you and your new horse share many enjoyable years together. Great starting point for those with no prior experience with horses!

Published by hsotr

Motivated by her experience growing up on a small farm near Wichita, Kansas, Michelle Lindsey started Homestead on the Range to supply Kansas country living enthusiasts with the innovative resources that they need to succeed and has now been keeping families informed and inspired for over five years. Michelle is the author of three country living books. She is also a serious student of history, specializing in Kansas, agriculture, and the American West. When not pursuing hobbies ranging from music to cooking to birdwatching, she can usually be found researching, writing, or living out the country dream.