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Listenology for Kids - The children's guide to horse care, horse body language & behavior, groundwork, riding & training

Listenology for Kids - The children's guide to horse care, horse body language & behavior, groundwork, riding & training

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Enjoy this 'Listening to the Horse' inspired children’s equestrian book, packed full of body language, behavior, horse health, grooming, feeding, safety, tack, groundwork and riding tips for the young rider. Perfect for boys & girls ages 9-14 who love horses & ponies!

This much loved children's book is based on the philosophy of listening to the horse, being kind & practicing good horsemanship. It is written by Elaine Heney, the author of the acclaimed ‘Listenology’ book series. Discover the world of horses & good horsemanship with this ‘must read’ book for kids. As seen at the RDS Dublin Horse Show, the Irish Pony Club Festival,  the Irish Pony Club Minimus, the Irish Riding Club Festival, Clonmel Show, Tullow Show & Iverk Show.

Book contents:

  • A horse's best friend
  • The nature of horses
  • Horse communication
  • The herd leader
  • Building a bond
  • Horse breeds
  • Horse colours
  • Buying a horse
  • Horse anatomy
  • Equine skeleton
  • The hoof
  • Your horse's teeth
  • Age of physical maturity
  • Horse people
  • Where horse's live
  • Horse care
  • Horse food
  • Poisonous plants
  • Sick horses
  • Grooming your horse
  • Horse rugs
  • Saddles & bridles
  • How to fit a bridle
  • Riding bitless
  • How to fit a saddle
  • Taking care of your tack
  • Horse safety
  • Groundwork exercises
  • Walking in hand
  • Riding horses
  • Polework exercises
  • Feel, balance & timing
  • Riding skills
  • Collection
  • Shoulder in & out
  • Good horsemanship


Elaine Heney is the #1 best-selling author, award-winning film-maker, director of Grey Pony Films, and creator of the 'Listening to the Horse™' documentary. She has helped over 120,000+ horse owners in 113 countries to create awesome relationships with their horses. Elaine lives in Ireland with her horses Ozzie & Matilda. Discover Elaine’s series of world renowned online groundwork, riding & training programs at Grey Pony Films.


  • Publisher - Grey Pony Films (April 26, 2022)
  • Language - English
  • Paperback - 114 pages
  • ISBN-10 - 0955265398
  • ISBN-13 -978-0955265396
  • Item Weight - 7.5 ounces
  • Dimensions - 6 x 0.27 x 9 inches
  • eBook - read the eBook here

Book formats

We print paperback and hardcover books, which will be shipped to you in the post.


Please note all orders are printed on demand by my fulfilment company, so they will take 3 working days to be dispatched.

Please allow shipping times of Ireland 7-14 days, USA & Canada 12-18 days, Australia up to 28 days.

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Are your kids books suitable for children?

Yes, all our children's books are clean & wholesome. They do not contain any adult content and are suitable for children.

Can I change my order AFTER I've ordered it?

Unfortunately orders cannot be updated or changed, and addresses cannot be changed AFTER an order is made. This is because the ordering system we use is automatic and we cannot update existing orders. 

Please be sure you enter in the correct address and the exact books you want when you order. Thanks for your understanding to help your order go smoothly :)

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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Summer Wichael
The title is good, a very thorough explanation of the book.

I am halfway through the book and so far think it’s very well written, providing a fun way to learn about horses for kids as well as adults.


Great for children interested in equine sports.