An essential guide to basic and advanced riding techniques, and a copmrehensive directory of riding equipment. Tips on choosing the most appropriate tack, with clear step by step instructions for cleaning and fitting saddles, bridles and bits. Invaluable information on safety equipment and clothing for the horse and rider, including clothing for show jumping, polo and racing and hose accessories such as rugs, boots and bandages. Straightforward riding instructions for the novice rider from how to sit on a horse to trotting, cantering and galloping. Detailed advice for the more experienced rider, including passing a dressage test, jumping skills and cross-country riding, as well as information on competition riding, from mounted games to race riding.