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Book recommendations?
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hatcam · 17/06/2013 15:40

I've come back to riding recently, after more than 20 years (gulp) out of the saddle. Am trying to get up to speed as much as I can (so much to learn) - I hack out regularly, have regular lessons, help a friend with her horses and am just about to embark on a loan from my riding school.

I know books don't have all the answers but I wondered if anyone can recommend any general horse knowledge books? Not specifically schooling, rider training nor horse care - more a bit of everything?

Ps thanks to all mnetters who gave me kind words earlier this year when I broke my leg. I learnt a lot from that little escapade and while I'm sure I'll fall off again hopefully I won't make the same mistakes. Strangely the fall has been good for my confidence!

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Littlebigbum · 17/06/2013 19:07

Kelly marks

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SimLondon · 17/06/2013 19:52

Real riding

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dappleton · 18/06/2013 10:17

The Pony Club Manual or any BHS publication. You'll find that in general, apart from health and safety considerations, horse riding has not changed in 20yrs - horse care has changed considerably. The BHS run a horse owners certificate which is a really good way of getting up to speed with current thinking on things like feeding, bedding, equine first aid.

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umbrunion · 18/06/2013 13:55

The most useful book I've read in the last couple of years is without doubt the pony club manual. Read it while testing dds for their C and D tests - very interesting.

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