This easy-to-read handbook is the first book in the Equine Mastery Education System: Riding & Horsemanship curriculum. Written and illustrated specifically for the first-time horseman, you will find safety and the horse’s well-being are at the forefront of every page. Within these pages is everything needed to start a solid foundation of horsemanship and riding skills. This Level One, Unit 1 of the Beginner rank teaches the horse’s nature, the dos and don’ts of working with horses , and the essentials to riding. Students will also learn the basics of horse-human communication, proper forward seat riding position, and correct care of the modern horse, creating happier horses and happier horsemen.