29 November 1996

Understanding your ponies…

COMPASS pony guides Pointing the way for beginners* will create an understanding in the young reader on which confidence and equestrian skill can be based.

These slim, attractive, picture-packed books will be read and re-read and are quite suitable for reading aloud.

1. More than just a pet compares the pony and its needs with other pets and with people, too, to show how the animals limbs are placed. 2. Head first looks at the ponys body language and interprets its thoughts and reactions. 3. Bodywork considers its conformation. 4. Forelegs and four feet looks at the construction of the legs and feet, pointing out good and bad features and how to recognise them.

All the books have Pony Club approval and other titles will soon be available. AR

*Pointing the Way for Beginners guides by Barbara Cooper, illustrated by Maggie Raynor, Compass Equestrian (£3.25 each). For stockists call (01564-795136).