“The Human Pony” Review

February 08th, 10   •   Posted by Mistress Kay   •   6 Comments

The cover the book. Yeah, not public-friendly.

I specifically asked Tabutoys if I could review “The Human Pony” by Rebecca Wilcox for them since I’ve been reading so many different things about human pony play in the last couple weeks. Since its such an amazing adult toy store, they sent it to me, and I must say that I’m quite amazed with the book itself.

“The Human Pony”: A Handbook for Owners, Trainers, and Admirers by Rebecca Wilcox is absolutely stunning. When it comes to human pony play, this is probably the only book that I’ve ever seen that’s published on the subject. The book itself is very informative. It’s 140 pages of great information. The most surprising part of it? Most of it is pictures. When I ordered the book, I assumed it’d be mostly text, but a good portion of the book includes lots of pictures of human pony play to help make the idea seem more erotic and to help you understand the concepts better. It’s about 3/4 text and 1/4 writing. It’s also bigger than I had expected it to be size-wise. The book itself has the dimensions of your average sheet of printer paper – it’s not a small dimensioned book in the slightest. It includes a picture of a girl with a bit gag on the front, and a picture of a woman spanking a lingerie-wearing pony on the back, so I’m not sure if I’d take this book out in public with you. Almost every page of the entire book also has pictures of harness-clad human ponies as well, so it’s probably just best left in your own home.

Rebecca Wilcox wrote some amazing chapters. The first chapter is “What is Pony Play?” and it just directly talks about what human pony play is and why someone would enjoy it. It also includes a couple personal stories about how that certain person got into it. Of course, it also includes lots of pretty pictures. It also talks about the different type of pony play and how BDSM doesn’t need to have to coexist with pony play.

Inside example of pictures/text

Chapter two is “Pony and Trainer Headspace”. This chapter will talk about the different things that a trainer should do to get the pony into the “headspace” of really being a pony. It will also touch on some of the different aspects of safety that both the pony and owner should be aware of. Overall, it’s only about six pages long, so not too much is stored in this chapter.

“Equipment” is chapter three. Like the title states, this chapter is just going to talk about the different kinds of equipment that is used for pony play. It will include things like bit gag safety, harness information, hoove information, reins, and other things. Most of this chapter is made up of pictures showing off the different types of equipment. It really doesn’t go in-depth on much of the differences in the types of equipment, but it does let you know what basics are needed. I personally wish it would have touched more on “pony grooming”, but overall, it’s a great chapter. My favorite part is an entire page of a picture of a pony where it has little arrows that point out the different types of equipment that the pony is wearing.

Another inside example of pictures/text

Chapter four is called “Training Your Pony”. It talks about what different things should be expected for a pony. While I wish it would include more about specific ways to train your human pony, it does include aspects about how all training should be do. For example, positive reinforcment and treats. It also talks about what safety precautions should be put into place if you want to know about human pony safety. It talks about how ponies should be trained at a basic level, then it talks more about how to train a pony to a specific discipline. (Such as “show pony”, “race pony”, etc.)

Chapter five is called “Scene Development”. I must say that this is one of my favorite chapters. Between chapter four and five really is the gist of the entire book. This chapter includes things such as what commands should be used for certain things, how not to confuse your pony, how you should start off your training with a new pony, and lots of other safety issues. (You should let your pony have water every half hour or so.) It also includes two full pages on pictures and information about how a “beginner” and “Intermediate” scene would progress from beginning to finish.

Picture of the backside of "The Human Pony"

“Handling and Grooming” is chapter six. It talks about the different types of grooming mittens and how best to groom your pony. It will include just grooming your pony for the interest of it as well as grooming your pony for “show”. This chapter is also very small and doesn’t go too in-depth about information. It does give you the basic gist of what you should be doing to groom your pony though.

“The Inspiration – The Horse” is chapter 7. It goes into the basics of the biological horse and how it came to become human pony play. This just has a couple of pages and goes into the basics of how all human pony play is based upon what real biological horses can do.

“Event Planning” is the last chapter of the book. It goes into the basics of planning a basic human pony event as well as the basics of attending one and staying within the rules. Overall, it’s a pretty thorough chapter on pony events.

The last part of the book is the appendixes. The A appendix gives picture-by-picture examples of all the different types of pony gaits and how they should be done. Appendix B is just a step-by-step guide on doing a quick-release knot to hold your pony in place when you’re not there. Appendix C is just a glossary of all of the terms that were used in the book.

Overall, I was pretty impressed with the entire book. Since it is the only human pony book that I know of, I was impressed that it managed to be so thorough. I was also impressed by the decision to include pictures – it really did make the entire book about thirty times more interesting to read.

I recommend this book for anyone who is either curious about pony play or wants to get into it. I also recommend this book to anyone who is looking to just have more knowledge about the human pony fetish in general. This adult sex toy store sells it, so go here to buy “The Human Pony” by Rebecca Wilcox. While you’re there, why not check out their other selection of great bondage toys?

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