For many horse lovers, the only
real riding is trail riding. Whether on a
country road, a beach or a mountain trail, it's a
soul-satisfying chance to connect with your horse
and with nature.
Trail Riding is a complete
manual of everything you need to know before riding
off into the Great Outdoors. You'll learn how to
evaluate a trail mount, choose equipment and pack
up. You'll discover ways to train your horse in
everything from crossing rivers and encountering
traffic to coming when called.
You'll learn how to deal with wild
animals, unexpected weather, poisonous plants and
trail emergencies from lameness to insect bites.
You'll know what to carry and where; get tips for
environmentally friendly camping; a trail rider's
survival guide; a guide to 40 toxic trailside plants
and 50 great North American trails. Even if you are
just a casual trail rider, this book will expand
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