Horsemanship Level #4 Green
Demonstrate ability to safely catch horse in both stall and field.
Prepare for a lesson independently in fifteen minutes or less.
Discuss procedure for warm-up, cooldown, with consideration of weather, footing, fitness level of horse.
Ride bareback confidently at the walk and trot, balancing independently of hands.
Demonstrate the following maneuvers:
-- rating speed at the walk and trot
-- large circle at canter
-- change of direction with simple change at canter
Ride at the canter on the rail in both directions, demonstrating both light and full seat.
Demonstrate awareness of leads.
Ride at the trot for a minimum of five minutes without stirrups, alternating posting and sitting.
Drop stirrups and pick up again, without looking down, at the trot.
Ride in 2-point at the canter, on the flat and over a single ground pole.
Trot over a grid of trot poles with reins knotted and arms outstretched.
Ride ground pole course at the trot with smooth turns, good approaches, correct diagonals.
Jump a single cross rail, not to exceed 18".