Horse Level One

Barn Skills    
  • Know the basics behind feeding(grain, hay, water, supplements)    
  • Know the parts of the harness    
  • Know how long it takes for a hoof to grow completely out    
  • Recognize hoof wear    
  • Diagnosis of lameness (signs and location)    
  • Know causes and treatment of founder and laminitis    
  • Know the gut track    
  • Lifecycle of 2 internal parasite    
  • Know basic first aid and treatment of colic    
  • Know when teeth come in    
  • Know signs of labor    
  • Know 3 major respiratory diseases    
  • Know rain rot and treatment    
  • Trail safety    
  • Recognize 5 breeds on sight    
  • Show grooming & clipping    
  • Know 3 stable vices    
  • Know rules for 1 show discipline    
  • Signs & treatment for thrush    
  • Know proper attire for chosen discipline    
  • Know techniques for teaching a baby to lead    
  • Loading/ trailer safety & etiquette    
  • Know type(IM,IR,SC etc) and how often vaccines are given    
  • Know temperature respiratory rate and plus rate for normal horse and foal    
  • Know how to apply polo wraps    
  • Saddle fitting    
  • Teach Pony Level One    
  • Breed Report    
  • Goal Essay    
  • Join an agricultural youth group

    Riding    
  • Show control at the canter (know leads)    
  • Reverse at the canter (with simple change)    
  • Figure 8 at the canter    
  • Jump a line    
  • Turn on the haunches/spin    
  • Turn on forehand    
  • Canter in two point    
  • Canter a raised pole    
  • Count strides at canter    
  • Trot a course/test/pattern    
  • bending in corners/leg yields    
  • Trot a fence with out stirrups    
  • Rising trot with out stirrups    
  • Moving dismount (walk)
  • Long Line