Horsemanship Level #5 Blue
Know and demonstrate a minimum of four exercises that can be used to improve the seat.
Ride ring figures at the walk and trot, with correct diagonals.
Demonstrate knowledge of aids used for asking horse to correctly bend.
Ride accurate trot/canter transitions.
Ride a 20m circle at the walk, trot, and canter, with correct diagonals and leads.
Ride USDF Intro Test C with accurate transitions and ring figures.
Ride at the walk, trot and canter without stirrups.
Ride basic gymnastic grid up to 2', to include one small oxer.
Trot into a related distance and canter out.
Ride a ground pole course at the canter, with simple changes of lead as necessary.
Jump a course of 5-7 fences at 18”, at the trot, with good approaches, developing the ability to plan a course.
Demonstrate an effective use of disengagement and pulley rein by stopping horse from canter.
Ride in the open, up and down hills and over fences and natural obstacles at the walk and trot.