Author Karen Briggs covers all the essentials in a book every pony owner will find invaluable. Topics include nutrition, reproduction, and maintaining pony health. Briggs discusses diseases and conditions common to ponies, and outlines how ponies are used—for jumping, driving, and other disciplines. She also covers the various pony breeds from Shetlands to Connemaras. A section on miniature horses is also included.
Karen Briggs is a career horsewoman and the author of six books, including Understanding Equine Nutrition. She has written articles on subjects ranging from guttural pouch infections to how to compost your manure. She is also a Canadian certified riding coach, an equine nutritionist, and works in media relations for the harness racing industry.