Book Review: Kids Riding With Confidence

Beginner lessons to build trusting, safe partnerships with horses

Known for their European clinics, which specialize in interacting with horses with minimal aids and equipment, German horsemen Andrea and Markus Eschback explore the basics of human-horse communication in terms kids can understand.

Kids Riding with Confidence

In simple language and illustrations, the authors show how horses use body language to "speak" and how young riders can listen and respond while grooming, leading, tacking up and riding.

The goal, of course, is to develop mutual respect and trust, and this book does a great job of setting kids on the right path.