• Brush, pick hooves, saddle and bridle, with assistance only if necessary, demonstrating awareness of basic horse safety techniques.

  • Mount and dismount independently (with mounting block if needed).

  • Perform warm-up stretches independently.

  • Perform an emergency dismount at the halt and walk.

  • Halt by disengaging horse’s hindquarters (“one-rein stop”), once on each rein.

  • Demonstrate a pulley rein and a safety seat.

  • Shorten and lengthen reins correctly.

  • Perform walk-halt transitions, maintaining balanced position.

  • Demonstrate the following maneuvers at walk:

-- change of direction across diagonal
-- half-circle reverse
-- half-turn
-- large circle.

  • Drop stirrups and pick up again, without looking down, at the halt.

  • Ride in 2-point at the walk and over poles.

  • Ride simple ground pole course (3-5 fences) at walk, demonstrating jumping position and good approaches.

  • Ride on the rail at a posting trot, once around in each direction.

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