Horse & Pony Encyclopedia
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Science & Nature
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Dorling Kindersley Multimedia (DK)
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A comprehensive and expertly presented interactive reference!

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Developed under the expert direction of distinguished British horse expert Clare Balding, this detailed reference tool has a highly searchable index to help you navigate quickly from topic to topic.

Whether you are contemplating riding a horse for the first time or are a practiced equestrian, this expertly organized guide offers comprehensive information and practical advice for all aspects of horse care, showmanship and leisure riding.

This interactive program is a multi-chapter learning tutorial that will help novices maximize their riding lessons and help all riders feel confident and relaxed by teaching the tools and techniques to train your horse to behave like a world-class champion.


  • Tools, Tips and Techniques of Showmanship
  • The Essentials of Care and Skillful Riding
  • A Day at the Stables
  • Design Your Own Champion Virtual Horse

Key Features Include

  • 1,000 Full Color Photographs
  • 360 Illustrations and Diagrams
  • 200 Video Clips
  • 130 Useful Anatomy Drawings
  • Print Articles for Handy Access
  • Fun, Interactive Quizzes Throughout the Program Test Your Knowledge

Product Features

Begin by designing your own horse which will follow you as you progress to each section featuring these key areas:

  • Horse Anatomy
    Observe your horse, learn about distinctive markings and proper grooming and understand formation of bones, muscles, tendons, feet and legs.
  • Veterinary Issued
    From digestion to breathing to senses to reproduction, you will learn all about maintaining your horse's well-being and learn about equestrian-related careers.
  • On Horseback
    Explore every aspect of leisure riding, sports riding, racing and learn different gaits, simple to complex dressage, stadium and cross-country jumping.
  • "Going Out and Coming Back"
    Learn the essentials of etiquette and protocols to go to and from the stable like an expert and understand all the equipment you will using in riding,
  • Horse's Deep Nature
    Learn how the horse sees the world and relates to human.
  • A Day at the Stables
    learn the ropes at a stable and observe a typical day in the care for a horse of your very own!

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Windows Requirements

  • Windows 95, 98, Me, XP, Vista
  • Pentium 100 MHz processor (800 MB minimum for Vista)
  • 16 MB of RAM (128 MB for 2000/XP, at least 512 MB for Vista)
  • 40 MB available Hard Drive space
  • 640 x 480 screen resolution, 16-bit color screen
  • 16-bit Sound Card
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
  • Speakers


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  • Mfr's Part #: 00977 

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