Through the charming story of Maria and her budding relationship with her Arabian gelding Joram, this handbook - beautifully illustrated with stunning full-color photographs - teaches kids how to properly interact with horses. Together with Maria, young equestrians will find out how to successfully greet, lead, groom, and mount a horse, and learn relationshipstrengthening obstacle games to play on the ground and on horseback.
Horse-loving kids will master essential skills for engaging with horses while also discovering the exhilaration and excitement of horse companionship. Most importantly, the emphasis on interacting with horses in a kind and gentle manner instills an important life lesson and promises years of fulfilling relationships with animals of all shapes, sizes, and temperaments.
Publisher: Trafalgar Square
Author: Bibi Degn
Author Notes: Bibi was born and raised in Austria. Her involvement with and dedication to animals began early on. Her childhood riding instructor was Colonel Neufellner. Bibi earned the Bronze Reitabzeichen at the State Stallion Stable Paura. She participated at western trainings with Jean Claude Dysli. Her other accomplishments in the equine world include: she is a trail ride leader; she participated actively and successfully at several fox hunts and long distance races, and won and placed second at several long distance races both on the national and international levels. Bibi earned a degree in studies Pedagogic as a elementary school teacher and she studied, extensively, veterinary medicine and Psychology without a degree. Bibi also owned/managed a breeding and boarding stable for Arabian horses in Austria and kept the mare book for the Arab breeding club. The dog breed, Magyar viszlas from Hungary, was another specialty of Bibi's. At her farm, she took care of many horses and dogs and other species for many years. Today Bibi Degn lives in Neunkirchen-Seelscheid, Germany and she is working to found an Educational Academy for humans and animals with the Tellington Method and Animal Ambassadors as their focal point.