Horse Level Two

Barn Skills    
  • Ten parts of the horses musculoskeletal system    
  • Aging by teeth    
  • Identify a splint, bowed tendon, wind puff, ocilate    
  • Treatment and causes for abscesses    
  • Proper show attire for non-chosen discipline    
  • Know common conformational faults (at least 6)    
  • Demonstrate catching a loose or difficult horse    
  • Know how the blood runs through the heart    
  • Know how much blood a horse can lose    
  • Know ringbone vs. sidebone vs. navicular vs. founder    
  • Know common teeth problems: explain 3    
  • Know the heredity of Bay, Black, Chestnut, and Grey    
  • Recognize 10 breeds on sight    
  • Know 3 toxic plants & 3 hay types    
  • Know the internal structure of the hoof    
  • Know 3 types of colic    
  • Be able to judge an equitation, pleasure, or halter/showmanship class    
  • Be able to introduce a young horse to saddle    
  • Written conditioning program for a horse    
  • Know stages of fetal growth    
  • Know average stride lengths for trot and canter    
  • Identify social structure within a herd    
  • Know symptoms and risks for diseases we vaccinate against    
  • Report on an equine sport, event, or place. (500w, 2 visual, oral)    
  • Construction project (jump, tack, etc)    
  • Know how to hook and unhook a trailer    
  • Teach pony level 2    
  • Goal Essay (500 words)    
  • Mentor project

    Riding    
  • Canter with out stirrups    
  • Flying lead changes    
  • Moving mount (walk)    
  • Moving dismount (trot)    
  • Basic driving- hooking, walk, trot, circle.    
  • Counter-canter    
  • Extend and collect the canter    
  • Canter poles or bounce jumps    
  • Canter a course/test/pattern    
  • Trot a test/course/pattern for non-chosen discipline    
  • Keep a riding log    
  • Shoulder-in