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2011: Book Review - The Human Pony by Rebecca Wilcox (nsfw)

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Books are the essence of knowledge. They teach, inform, enlighten and instruct. So with that in mind i'd like to direct your attention to the beautiful written and published book "The Human Pony" By Rebecca Wilcox. 

For someone who has no insight into the different worlds and cultures of the BDSM and Fetish scene, this subject can initially raise some eyebrows. However the combination of clearly written details, beautiful images and delightfully written first hand accounts from Human Equine and Their Trainers make this an informative and insightful guide into the world of Human Equine Play.

Rebecca Willcox uses her knowledge and experience as a both a Bio Equine Trainer and her involvement with Human pony play to create an understanding of the many different worlds and motivations each person has for entering pony play. She explains the unique difference in each type of human pony (for example, Show ponies will be trained in dressage and dressed elaborately for show, whilst a Cart Pony has the stimulus of leading his/her owner's attached cart to their desired destination) and how each understanding of the concept "Pony Play" is unique and varied from person to person. We are given this introduction in the first chapter "What is Pony Play?" and shown what appeals to people just understanding pony play for the first time.

Chapters "Pony and Trainer Headspace" and "Equipment" goes into to detail the emotional and mental attributions to pony play, and how important safety is to both the trainer and pony. We are shown how humans can be compared to bio equine just by certain quirks they show whilst being in "Pony Headspace". Taking on certain personality qualities that can be found in specific Bio-Horse breeds. We are given information about the proper use and care of Equipment and how biological equine equipment has been adjusted and reinvented for Human Pony use. Lots of beautiful large photos give a great visual into what you would be looking for and how it is to be worn (The boots that are designed to look like hooves are amazing!).

Detailed guides follow about what it takes to train a Pony and useful techniques that are not much different from training Biological Horses. From grooming, to tacking (saddling up) to obstacles - everything is covered here in a easy fluent way for even the most mystified person to comprehend.

 

Rebecca introduces us to her world of event planning, Having herself organised many events for the Pony Play community including 'Fox Hunts', where a variety of animal role players (Such as ponies and puppies) come together to recreate the age old game of Hide and Seek to new levels. This chapter gives a beautiful insight to how close-knit and fun this community and type of play can be.

"The Human Pony" is a great book for people with all levels of interest in pony play. From the most experienced cart pulling pony to the most curious of couples, it's hard to walk past this book without glimpsing at the stunning visuals. A great read for anyone with even the slightest curiosity into the world of Human Ponies.

Like what you've heard? Want to know more? CLICK HERE TO SEE THE HUMAN PONY at MB.com

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