Skill Level:  1
Category: Recreation
Original Honor:  1961

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Originating Institution:  General Conference




(Instructor Required)
Note: All requirements should be completed in a safe environment with a gentle horse.

  1. Label on an outline drawing of a horse, or point out on a live horse a minimum of 15 different parts of a horse.
  2. Label on an outline drawing or point out on a real saddle and bridle: Westernó minimum of 10 parts of the saddle and 6 parts of the bridle; Englishóminimum of
    9 parts of the saddle and 7 parts of the bridle.
  3. Demonstrate and explain the purpose of safety equipment while riding and working around horsesóriding helmet and boots (or hard soled shoes with a heel).
  4. Demonstrate and explain a minimum of 5 rules to safely approach and lead a horse.
  5. Demonstrate and explain a minimum of 5 safety rules for working around horses.
  6. Demonstrate and explain safe grooming of a horse using the 4 basic toolsómane and tail comb, curry comb, stiff brush, and soft brush.
  7. Demonstrate a safe mount (including tack check) and dismount.
  8. Demonstrate a balanced seat while riding at a walk, including circles and reverses.
  9. Demonstrate and explain start, stop, circles and reverses using the 4 natural aids legs, hands, voice, and weight.
  10. Demonstrate and explain 5 trail safety rules, including the following:
    a. Be attentive to leader and alert to danger.
    b. Use correct spacing.
    c. Do not let your horse eat along the trail.
    d. Never move faster than a walk on paved surfaces.
    e. Always walk your horse when approaching or leaving a group of riders.
    f. Use correct position for hills and obstacles.
  11. Ride on a trail for a minimum of 3 cumulative hours following all safety rules and using correct position.