The pony breeds share a heritage of unsurpassed soundness, intelligence, athletic ability, and hardiness. Yet the careful breeding of ponies to preserve their enduring qualities rarely gets the attention it deserves in North America, and sources of practical information about breeding are quite scarce. Caroline Nesbitt has put together this complete reference book for pony owners and breeders.
The Pony Breeder's Companion is a down-to-earth guide that addresses the needs and concerns of professional and hobby breeders alike. From deciding on a breed and ascertaining its capabilities, to targeting a market and producing saleable youngstock, this book provides the details you need. Topics include, finding the perfect pony, the perfect broodmare, considering stallions, genetics, the healthy pony, handling and training, marketing your stock and much more. This is a valuable addition to any equestrians bookshelf.
The hardcover book is 9 1/2 by 6 1/2 inches and has 244 pages.