Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Analyze problems and solutions to improve riding competence.
2. Identify and practice techniques needed to enhance riding skills.
3. Maintain proper form and position at the walk, jog and lope.
1. Introduction to leads.
2. Importance of knowing correct leads.
B. Lengthening and shortening stride
3. Developing a secure seat and balance.
4. Demonstration of basic riding patterns, ring figures and arena etiquette.
5. Smooth and quiet refinement of riding cues and aids.
6. Development of diagonals at the rising trot.
1. Reading assignments will be taken from periodical text and instructor prepared materials. Average 15 pages a week.
2. Worksheets, class notes, and study guides will be the writing assignments.
3. Riding skills practical exams
4. Field work: riding skills practice and demonstration
5. Written final exam
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
0 - 0%
|This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because skill demonstrations are more appropriate for this course.
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
5 - 10%
|Class notes, worksheets, study guides||
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
60 - 75%
| Riding skills practice, demonstration and riding skills practical exams||
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
20 - 30%
|Exams: written final||
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
0 - 0%
Horsemanship Handbook, 8th Edition, by Susan J. Struska, 2004, Hobar Publications (Classic).
The Complete Guide to Western Horsemanship, By JP Forget. Howell Book House, 1994 (Classic).
Western Horsemanship by Richard Schrade, Western Horseman, Inc. 2012.