Here we have what I believe to be a nearly perfect book -- instruction for grown-ups, equitation for children, the reason why, the best way, the benefit of years of experience as a super-successful teacher and a lifetime with horses all packed into a delightfully easy-moving story of two children, their parents, uncle, groom and ponies. Captain Hance knows parents' prides and ridings' pitfalls as few others and a perusal of this book will make every reader long to study under him in his famous Malvern School. For sheer genius as a teacher he is unsurpassed as the clear, concise information here proves. Sell it with the earlier book, equally good, School for Horse and Rider, as a sound pair. Illustrations a child might do therefore sure to amuse them.