A guide to riding and pony care. Linda Tellington-Jones suggests techniques designed to inspire confidence in pony and rider and build up a true partnership. She advises on learning how to make friends with the pony, finding out what the pony likes and dislikes, and teaching him to be more confident so that he's safer for the rider. She describes ways to improve riding and how to let your pony teach the rider to become more proficient. The instruction includes: leading and handling; tacking up; mounting and dismounting; rider exercises; bareback fun; jumping with confidence; balance and safety; and improving your pony's performance.