Trail Riding: A Handbook for Beginning and Experienced Horseback Riders, by Dr. Ken Marlborough, is a guide to riding outdoors on bridle trails, in the wilderness, and in urban areas. In it, trail riding is described as a recreational activity, an adjunct to arena training, and as an occupation. It is a book suitable for novices, experienced riders, outfitters, and working trail guides.Trail riding is the number one crossover riding activity of all equestrian disciplines. The book, Trail Riding, is a comprehensive guide originally created as the text to accompany Dr. Marlborough's college course of the same name. The course was intended for high school and college-age riders, but the book is written for general reading for young and old alike. It is based on the author's experience of many years' employment as an equestrian trail guide and riding instructor. His background includes completion of an Associate of Applied Science degree in Horse Science Technology and a Ph.D. in Education focusing on "learning by doing" in college agricultural science programs; he also received teaching licenses in both fields from the State of Iowa. Educational institutions, trainers and riding instructors who are interested in using Trail Riding for teaching may obtain a test bank of chapter quizzes from Wildwood Canyon Press.Description of topics covered in Trail Riding by chapter:The Trail: A Place and a Metaphor for the Journey.Tack and Equipment.Useful Knots: Instructions for Making Knots with Illustrations.Health Hazards on the Trail.Trail Tips: Practical Advice for Safe and Fun Riding.Encountering Wild Animals.Trail Horsemanship: Special Riding Skills for the Trail.Overnight Camping.First Aid Kits.Venturing Out: Initial Trail Rides.Work and Fatigue: Incl. a Temp, Pulse & Respiration Guide.On the Job: Working as a Trail Guide.Epilog: Beginning the Journey.About the Author.Diagrams: Western Saddle, Bridle, Halter, and Parts of the Horse.Key Words:Cross-country riding.Equestrian education.Horse behavior.Horse camping.Horse tack and equipment.Horseback riding.Horsemanship.Recreation--Outdoor.Trail riding.