maryland 4 h horsemanship standards riding levels 1 2 l.
Download
Skip this Video
Loading SlideShow in 5 Seconds..
Maryland 4-H Horsemanship Standards Riding Levels 1 - 2 PowerPoint Presentation
Download Presentation
Maryland 4-H Horsemanship Standards Riding Levels 1 - 2

Loading in 2 Seconds...

play fullscreen
1 / 44

Maryland 4-H Horsemanship Standards Riding Levels 1 - 2 - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 330 Views
  • Uploaded on

Maryland 4-H Horsemanship Standards Riding Levels 1 - 2 Kristen M. Wilson University of Maryland Extension Horse Specialist Prepared by: Dr. Amy Burk University of Maryland Extension Horse Specialist Rev. 12/15/09 Riding Testing Schedule Horse Management

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about 'Maryland 4-H Horsemanship Standards Riding Levels 1 - 2' - ostinmannual


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
maryland 4 h horsemanship standards riding levels 1 2

Maryland 4-H Horsemanship Standards Riding Levels 1 - 2

Kristen M. Wilson

University of Maryland

Extension Horse Specialist

Prepared by:

Dr. Amy Burk

University of Maryland Extension Horse Specialist

Rev. 12/15/09

riding testing schedule
Riding Testing Schedule
  • Horse Management
  • Rider Courtesy and Horse and Rider Turnout
  • Tack
  • Riding
    • English – on the flat
    • English – over fences
    • Western
horse management
Horse Management
  • Previously a part of the Knowledge Standard:
    • Level 1: Approach horse and halter safely, lead and turn a horse in hand, demonstrate proper grooming techniques (including picking hooves)
    • Level 2: Lead horse in and out of a stall safely, tie a horse with a proper quick release knot, perform walk/trot transitions in hand
horse and rider turnout
Horse and Rider Turnout
  • Recognize clean and safe attire and tack
  • Have horse properly groomed
  • Discuss safe approach of another horse and rider while mounted
  • Discuss general precautions taken when riding in a group
rider turnout
Rider Turnout

http://www.wiseways.com/images/bareback.jpg

www.StateLineTack.com

Does Not Meet

Expectations

Exceeds

Expectations

Meets

Expectations

rider safety
Rider Safety

Improperly Fitting Hat

Jumping Vest

Optional

horse turnout
Horse Turnout

Does Not Meet

Expectations

Meets

Expectations

Exceeds

Expectations

riding courtesy
Riding Courtesy

Level 1: Must be able to discuss with examiner precautions that must be taken when approaching another horse and rider when mounted

Level 2: Must discuss safety precautions to be taken when riding in a group

slide12
Tack
  • Safe, neat, and properly adjusted tack
  • Demonstrate how to properly fit a girth (Level 1)
  • Demonstrate how to check for proper length of stirrups mounted and unmounted (Level 2)
unsafe tack
Unsafe Tack

http://www.newrider.com/Library/Misc_Tips/tack_safety.html

types of english bridles
Types of English Bridles

Bitless Bridle (hackamore)

Snaffle Bridle

Double

Bridle

common english bits
Common English Bits

Plain D-Ring Snaffle

French Link Snaffle

Full Cheek Snaffle

Kimberwick

western bridles
Western Bridles
  • Non-jointed reins
  • Usually held in one hand
  • No noseband
types of western bridles
Types of Western Bridles

1-ear Western Pleasure

All Round Western

Western Hackamore

common western bits
Common Western Bits

Western Curb Bit

Snaffle Training Bit

english saddles
English Saddles
  • English saddle should be worn in English Riding tests

Close

Contact

All Purpose

Dressage

Jumping

western saddles
Western Saddles should be used in Western Riding tests

Horses should not be jumped in a Western Saddle

Western Saddles

Barrel Racer

All Purpose

Work Saddle

check safety and fit of accessories
Check Safety and Fit of Accessories
  • Saddle pads
  • Girth
  • Stirrups and leathers
  • Breast plates
  • Martingales
gaits review for riding tests
Gaits Review for Riding Tests
  • Required Gaits
  • Levels 1 & 2
    • Walk and Trot/Jog
  • Levels 3 & 4
    • Walk, Trot, Canter/Lope

Leaping and Galloping not included..

riding level 1 english western
Riding Level 1 (English/Western)
  • Mounting and dismounting (with aid if necessary)
  • Holding and adjustment of reins
  • Length and adjustment of stirrups
  • Drop and regain stirrups at the halt
  • Gradual transitions from walk to trot and walk to halt
  • Basic changes of direction
  • Walk over evenly spaced ground poles
  • Complete English Riding Pattern 1
mounting
Mounting

Susan E. Harris, The United States Pony Club Manual of Horsemanship

slide26

English

Riding

Susan E. Harris, The United States Pony Club Manual of Horsemanship

western riding
Western Riding

Rider adjusting her reins

Young horse going in two hands

adjusting stirrups
AdjustingStirrups

Susan E. Harris, The United States Pony Club Manual of Horsemanship

riding level 2 english western
Riding Level 2 (English/Western)
  • Shorten and lengthen reins at the walk and halt
  • Adjust stirrups and girth while mounted at the halt
  • Ride without stirrups at the walk, and regain them
  • Perform simple circles and figure 8’s at the walk and trot/jog (posting on the correct diagonal for English)
  • Demonstrate a halt from a trot on a straightaway
  • Complete English Riding Pattern 2
backing
Backing

Susan E. Harris, The United States Pony Club Manual of Horsemanship

slide35

Basic Secure

Position

Susan E. Harris, The United States Pony Club Manual of Horsemanship

two point position
Two- Point Position

Susan E. Harris, The United StatesPony Club Manual of Horsemanship

english jumping level 1
English Jumping Level 1
  • Two-point
  • Spaced 3-5 feet depending on horse’s stride
  • The horse can hit the poles but the important thing is the riders response and ability to hold position

Susan E. Harris, The United States Pony Club Manual of Horsemanship

english jumping level 2
English Jumping Level 2
  • Trot over evenly spaced poles followed by a simple 2’ cross rail as according to Appendix K.
    • Secure position and steady rhythm are to be maintained.
riding rules and etiquette
Riding Rules and Etiquette
  • Riding alone is discouraged
  • Enclosed ring preferred
  • One horse length between horses
  • Passing is done left shoulder to left shoulder
  • Jumps to be jumped are called out

Deborah Poole “DreamFields.com” http://www.dreamfields.ca/Hymers%20Horse%20Show.gif

references and resources
References and Resources
  • Approved resources for state contests
  • USPC Manual of Horsemanship: The Basics for Beginners through D Level, by S. E. Harris
  • USPC Manual of Horsemanship: The Intermediate Horsemanship through C Level, by S. E. Harris
  • USPC Manual of Horsemanship: The Advanced Horsemanship Through A Level, by S. E. Harris
acknowledgements
Acknowledgements
  • Thanks for assistance to:
    • Rebekah Cosden
      • Development of Horsemanship Levels
    • Meredith Clark
      • Development of Training Materials for Riding Levels
    • Jessica Suagee
      • Development of Examiner Certification Tests