Part I: Beginning with Horseback Riding Basics.
Chapter 1: Giddy Up! Welcome to Horseback Riding.
Chapter 2: Head to Hoof: The Mind and Mechanics of a Horse.
Chapter 3: School’s in Session: Taking Riding Lessons.
Chapter 4: Mind and Body: Conditioning Yourself for Riding.
Chapter 5: Safety First: Protecting Yourself around Horses.
Part II: Getting Set with the Right Riding Style and Gear.
Chapter 6: Off into the Sunset: Western Riding.
Chapter 7: Not Just for the Brits: English Riding.
Chapter 8: Dressing Up Horses with Saddles.
Chapter 9: Getting a Heads-Up on Bridles.
Chapter 10: Equipping Yourself with Other Important Gear.
Part III: Settling into the Saddle and Easing into Riding.
Chapter 11: Working from the Ground, Saddling, and Bridling.
Chapter 12: Mounting and Dismounting.
Chapter 13: Enjoying the Walk.
Chapter 14: Bumping Up Your Skills with the Jog or Trot.
Chapter 15: Getting on the Fast Track with the Lope or Canter.
Chapter 16: Making the Leap into Jumping.
Part IV: Riding into Advanced Pastures.
Chapter 17: Graduating to the Next Level of Riding.
Chapter 18: Taking the Plunge by Buying a Horse.
Chapter 19: Exploring Horse Care.
Part V: Having Fun with Other Styles and Activities.
Chapter 20: Step Up: Riding Gaited Horses.
Chapter 21: Don’t Fence Me In: Trail Riding.
Chapter 22: Show Off: Riding in Competition.
Chapter 23: Even More Riding Styles and Activities.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 24: Ten Rules of Riding Etiquette.
Chapter 25: Ten Horseback Games to Improve Your Riding.
Appendix: Resources for Riders.