Horse Showing for Kids: Training, Grooming, Trailering, Apparel, Tack, Competing, Sportsmanship

Overview

Before you ride into the ring, study this one-of-a-kind interactive handbook. Included are checklists to help you prepare for a show, plus a Show Diary so you can chart your progress. Sidebars explain how to do everything from loading a horse into a trailer to catching the judge's eye. And judges, trainers, and kids who've competed give you tons of tips on how to have a show experience that's fun, safe, and successful.
Read More Show Less
...
See more details below
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (10) from $1.99   
  • New (4) from $15.24   
  • Used (6) from $1.99   
Note: Kids' Club Eligible. See More Details.
Sending request ...

Overview

Before you ride into the ring, study this one-of-a-kind interactive handbook. Included are checklists to help you prepare for a show, plus a Show Diary so you can chart your progress. Sidebars explain how to do everything from loading a horse into a trailer to catching the judge's eye. And judges, trainers, and kids who've competed give you tons of tips on how to have a show experience that's fun, safe, and successful.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
This unique book is a treasure for young equestrians who have an interest in entering the world of competition. Kimball guides readers through all aspects of horse showing, beginning with different types of horse shows, types of classes, and who's who at the shows. The discussions of horse selection, conditioning and training, and grooming are informative and accompanied by checklists. Details on how to dress for a horse show, plan for it and maintain confidence provide a sense of control, and a number of Show Story pages detail real life experiences of riders. Most chapters conclude with a "homework" page, i.e. questions to ask oneself, checklists and so forth. Wonderful color photos and illustrations support the text, such as a step-by-step approach to loading a trailer or of braiding the horse's tail. Veteran competitors, judges and trainers offer quotable advice in sidebars, all with a positive, encouraging ring. Inserts provide exciting reading, such as "Secrets of Success" on how to best show one's horse. Responsibility for oneself and the horse, as well as safety around horses, is emphasized throughout. Checklists on packing for the show and lists of preparations along with a Show Diary make this interactive book particularly valuable. A resource list of organizations and an index are included. As one who enjoyed Western riding and shows as a child, it is especially nice to see emphasis on the variety of types of shows. A perfect gift for the interested child or adult. 2004, Storey Kids Publishing, Ages 8 up.
—Elaine Wick
School Library Journal
Gr 4-8-For kids who have ever wondered if there is a certain color that complements their horse more than another, what last-minute checks they need to do before entering a show ring, how to dress for success, and much more, this handbook is invaluable. Presenting a wealth of information in a well-organized and enthusiastic manner, the author also addresses the more serious issues such as safety and good sportsmanship. The format is appealing, with lots of colorful photos of young people engaged in riding activities. Both Western and English riding are shown. Amusing cartoon illustrations are interspersed throughout, and a one-page "Show Story" in each chapter describes the relevant experience of an individual rider. For example, in "Moving Up," Jill has to decide what she wants to do with her horse now that she has taken up jumping. This volume is a treasure trove for anyone interested in showing. The advice it contains is ageless and the attractive layout and appealing pictures make it a blue-ribbon winner.-Carol Schene, Taunton Public Schools, MA Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
From the Publisher
“Everything young equestrians need to know about getting ready for horse shows…” – School Library Journal

“…A COMPLETE HORSE GUIDE…” – American Quarter Horse Journal

“…a blue ribbon book.” – American Quarter Horse Journal

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580175739
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 5/1/2004
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Meet the Author

A prolific writer on horsemanship, Cheryl Kimball has contributed articles to Western Horseman, The Equine Journal, The Horse's Maine, and many other magazines. She is the author of The Everything Horse Book and Mindful Horsemanship. She lives in Middleton, New Hampshire.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Preface: Good Luck to You!
Part 1 All About Showing 1
1. Different Types of Horse Shows 2
Pleasure Shows
Gymkhanas
Show Story
Performance Shows
Breed Shows
Pick Your Show!
Secrets of Success
Using a Coach
Ask Yourself
2. Different Types of Classes 16
Two Ways of Judging
Halter
Showmanship
Pleasure
Equitation
Trail
Jumping
Show Jumping
Show Story
Games
Divisions
There's Plenty More
Memorizing Tips
3. Who's Who: Show People 30
In the Secretary's Booth
Whom Do I Ask?
Show Story
Planning Your Show Season
Part 2 You and Your Horse 41
4. The Right Horse 42
Leasing
A Horse of Your Own
The Vet Check
Show Story
Horse-Hunting Tips
Ask Yourself
5. Conditioning and Training 52
Ride, Ride, Ride!
Safety First
Working with a Coach or Trainer
Longeing
Show Story
Mental Fitness
Ask Yourself
6. On the Road 64
Buying Your Own
Trailer-Training Your Horse
Show Story
Homework Time
7. All About Grooming 76
Grooming Basics
Level-Two Grooming
Grooming for a Show
Show Story
Grooming Supplies
Part 3 It's Show Time! 89
8. Dressing for Success 90
Safety Equipment
Western Attire
English Attire
Show Story
Buying Used
A Horse of a Different Color
Final Check
9. Planning for a Show 100
Planning Is the Key
Registering
The Day Before
Sweet Dreams
Show Story
At the Show
Good Sportsmanship
10. On the Big Day 110
The Ups and Downs of Showing
Show Ring Etiquette
Show Story
Looking Good
Winning Ways
Reviewing Your Performance
Ask Yourself
How Did You Do?
11. After the Show 122
Tidy Up
Heading Out
Show Story
Ask Yourself
Part 4 What's Next? 129
12. Onward and Upward 130
To the Next Level
Changing Disciplines
A More Advanced Horse
Show Story
Ask Yourself
Appendix Staying Organized 138
Packing for Your Horse
Packing for Yourself
A Backpack of Extras
Countdown to Show Time 140
Show Diary 142
Resources 148
Index 149
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)