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PC Badge Program - UNMOUNTED

PC Badge Lesson Plan

Session 1 - Horse Parts  (Getting to know about horses) To be able to properly identify the parts of a mount and to properly describe a mount's marking, coloring and height.

GOALS - Name 20 parts of a horse; Locate 15 parts of a horse; Name and describe 6 horse colors; Describe how to measure a horse.

Reading - Manual: p.231-235   

Session 2 - Tack (Saddles, bridles & Pony Club attire) To be able to properly identify the parts of a bridle and saddle and to safely tack and untack a mount.

GOALS - Name 10 parts of a saddle; Name 5 parts of a bridle; Know 2 reasons for cleaning tack; Tack up and untack a mount; List 3 examples of unsafe tack.

Reading - Manual p.148-156 &  p.248-262

Session 3 - Horse Handling (Haltering, Leading and Tying) To be able to properly and safely halter, lead and tie a mount.

GOALS - Approach a mount safely and put on a halter; Lead a mount correctly and safely; Demonstrate walk-halt-walk transitions in hand; Lead a mount safely into and out of a stall; Tie a mount in an appropriate place with a quick release knot.

Reading - Manual p.132-145

Session 4 - Grooming  (Why and how-to) To be able to properly groom a mount in a safe manner.

GOALS - Identify 5 tools used for grooming, describing what each is used for; Demonstrate god usage of these 5 tools, including a hoof pick; Secure a mount with a "quick release" or "safety knot".

Reading - Manual p.141-144 & p.169-173

Session 5 - Feeding (Hay, Diet, Supplements and Hay nets) To be able to correctly and safely water and feed a balanced diet.

GOALS - Know and demonstrate how to give a treat to a mount safely; Know 5 basic rules for feeding; Know how to give water, grain, and hat to a mount; Be able to recognize three types of feed.

Reading - Manual p.186-193

Session 6 - Shoeing (Farrier, shoeing and hoof maintenance) To be able to demonstrate a knowledge of healthy hoof maintenance and its importance.

GOALS - Be able to clean out a mount's hoof safely; Recognize a mount that needs shoeing; Name 5 farrier tools; Identify what to look for in a newly shod hoof; Know reasons for daily foot care.

Reading - Manual p.199-207

Session 7 - Health Care (Veterinarians, dentists, massage etc.) To be able to describe a healthy mount and one that needs help, understand the role of a veterinarian, and regular health maintenance of a mount.

GOALS - Know what a veterinarian does; Give some signs of a health mount; Give some symptoms of sick or injured pony for which to seek help; Know why and how often to de-worm; Know some standard vaccinations every mount should have.

Reading - Manual p.210-216

Session 8 - Boots & Bandages (How and when to apply) To understand the protective nature of boots and bandages and how and when to apply them.

GOALS - Recognize 3 types of bandages and when to use each; Give 2 reasons why to bandage a mount's legs; Describe critical areas protected by shipping bandages or boots; Recognize 3 types of protective boots; Apply 1 type of protective boot.

Reading - Manual p.216-218

Session 9 - Tack & Turnout (Everyday, Informal, Formal) To be able to properly present oneself and his/her mount.

GOALS - Ride in safe and neat attire; Mount neatly brushed, feet picked out; Tack clean, safe and correctly adjusted; Describe formal and informal attire.

Reading - Manual p.253-276 &  p.283-295

Session 10 - Stable & Management (Tools, Cleaning, Water & Grain) & Turnout) To be able to properly and safely care for a mount in a stall.

GOALS - Describe use for 3 barn tools; Demonstrate how to clean and bed a stall, giving reasons for each step; Demonstrate how to hang water and grain in a stall; Discuss use of a hay net and danger of improper use; Discuss importance of a stall card and what should be on one.

Reading - Manual p.176-180