01-The In-Gate: A Parent's Guide to Horse Shows
Written for parents who are new to the world of horse shows, The In-Gate is the perfect primer
to get you started. You'll learn about what judges look for, horse show terminology, how to choose a trainer, buying
vs. leasing a horse, basic show clothing needs, and much more. Adults new to riding have found it useful, too!
Even if you've owned horses your entire life, the words "Mom, I want to show" may leave you trembling
with fear. Relax. Your child has developed a healthy desire to compete, and that's a good thing-but where does it leave you?
Do you have any idea how to find a trainer? Do you even need a trainer? Do you know anything about horse show fashion or show
ring etiquette? Are you prepared for the expense? If those questions are still banging around in your head, the first resource
you should pick up is Ange Finn's The In-Gate: A Parent's Guide to Horse Shows. Written by a horse show mom for other horse
show moms, The In-Gate will answer all of your most important questions about the sometimes-intimidating world of horse showing.
The author writes with humor and in a communicative style that will have you feeling like a real-horse show mom before you've
even attended your first show. An invaluable guide for those new to the world of horse show parenting. --Horse Book Gazette,