At last! A book for those of us who keep horses for pleasure, to suit our New Zealand conditions and lifestyle. We cover everyday horse keeping matters and include ideas on how to provide our equine friends with a life which suits their needs as well as ours. If you are new to horses we help you get started: finding the right horse, setting up and maintaining a paddock, and discuss halters and ropes, saddles and bridles, covers, and horse floats. We discuss feeding, health maintenance and first aid, hoof care, and share tips about horsemanship, how to build your confidence around horses, and getting out and about. Mostly this book is about having fun and keeping safe around horses.