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About the author:
Jenifer Morrissey bought her first pony when she was thirty eight years old and has never graduated to a horse. Instead she has discovered that there is a vast range of possible ways to partner with small equines, that the practical aspects are equally and fascinatingly endless, and that partnering with ponies can be profound.
The Partnered Pony
What's Possible, Practical, and Powerful with Small Equines
Jenifer S Morrissey
When it comes to equines - horses, ponies, donkeys, mules - different people think of the word 'partner' in different ways. For some it is the beginning step in a path of horsemanship. In this book, it is not a step. Rather it is a way of being with equines that anyone can adopt at any level of training.
So what is a Partnered Pony? It's a pony whose human wants a shared life with their small equine. It's endless what partnering with a pony can look like: work, play, shows, chores, training, feeding, tack/harness, commuting, celebration, recreation, competition, riding, driving, packing, draft work. Every pony-person-partnership will have their own list unique to them. The stories within illustrate many of these dimensions.
Of course, partnering with ponies isn't new or modern. Most pony breeds were created or evolved specifically to provide all-around assistance to their human keepers.
This book's aim, through the many stories within, is to encourage partnering with ponies because there is so much that is possible, because they are practical, and it can be profound. The author hopes that others will discover what she has: that one lifetime isn't enough.
This book contains hundreds of color photographs and over one hundred stories, many written just for this book, exploring the many dimensions of partnering with ponies.
- Publication Date:
- 0692580247 / 9780692580240
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 8.5" x 8.5"
- Full Color
- Related Categories:
- Pets / Horses / General