This first pony guide will appeal to both owners and their parents. The author is the mother of a horse-crazy child and a riding instructor to many, and is only too aware of the pitfalls of finding the right horse or pony to match the rider. Here she offers sound practical and in-depth advice, tips, and guidance to get horse and pony ownership off on the right foot. Parents will welcome this advice on finding the right pony, buying the necessary equipment, livery options, daily care, feeding, shoeing, health, exercise and, when the time comes, how to go about selling the pony. Common mistakes can be made when there is a lack of knowledge or experience, in seeking the wrong advice or being in too much of a hurry. Alison Pocklington shares a wealth of experience complete with tips and checklists.