For candidates preparing for the C2 test

Lesson plans are available for Stable Management and for Riding.
You also may want to look at General Notes for Stable Management Lessons (they are the same for each level so you only need to check once) and the Reading Lists (these are all in one page showing required and resource reading for all levels and for instructors).

Stable Management Lesson Plans

Lesson 1
    Lesson 1
  • Able to demonstrate efficient procedures in stall work.
  • Knowledge of good stable construction.
    Lesson 2
  • Knowledge of principles of watering/feeding and how to apply them in practical situation.
  • Knowledge of types of forage, their qualities, value.
    Lesson 3
  • Knowledge of parts of the foot, external and internal.
  • Knowledge of diseases and injuries of hoof.
  • Reasons for clipping, recognize different clips.
    Lesson 4
  • Know farrier's tools and their uses.
  • Know procedure for removing shoe, trimming foot, reshoeing.
  • Know the parts of a shoe and nail.
  • Know different types of shoes.
  • Know points of good shoeing.
  • Know 'roughing', frost nails, studs, etc.
    Lesson 5
  • Know types of teeth (temporary, permanent, incisor, molar).
  • Know how many teeth, where located.
  • Know tushes, wolf teeth.
  • Know ages when temporary incisors are shed.
    Lesson 6
  • Knowledge of good/bad conformation and how it relates to unsoundnesses, performance, action.
    Lesson 7
  • Know different types of rugs, their purpose.
  • Know how to properly put on stable, shipping & tail bandages.
  • Know different types of bits, their action, evasions.
    Lesson 8
  • Review of wounds, treatment.
  • Diseases, causes, prevention, nursing care, treatments.
    Lesson 9
  • Review locations of unsoundnesses, possible causes.
  • Review treatment of unsoundnesses.
    Lesson 10
  • Thorough knowledge of how to get a horse fit through proper exercise program and feeding program.
  • Able to make and carry out good conditioning program.
  • Knowledge of care of horse before, during and after competition.
  • What conditions affect feeding program and how to adjust it.

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Riding Lesson Plans

    Lesson 1
  • Warm up exercises without stirrups at walk, trot, canter.
  • Review transitions (aids, how to improve).
  • Develop stronger trot through transitions, circles, use of legs.
  • Develop free forward movement.
  • X rails.
    Lesson 2
  • Warm up exercises without stirrups.
  • Independent warm up of horse.
  • Half turn-on-forehand.
  • Review leg yield from quarter line to track (walk, trot).
  • Circles, serpentines.
  • Use of transitions to activate hindquarters.
  • X rails and small jumps.
    Lesson 3
  • Warm up.
  • Cross country school - work on control with free movement. Pacing: 400-450 m/m.
    Lesson 4
  • Warm up.
  • Drill work - some without stirrups.
  • Introduce practical aspects of lungeing for exercise.
    Lesson 5
  • Warm up.
  • Work on leg yielding in trot.
  • Circles, all paces. 15 m. and 10 m. circles in walk; 15 m. circles, trot.
  • Jump course to 3'3"
    Lesson 6
  • Warm up.
  • 20 m. half-circles at trot.
  • Canter - working and lengthened. Canter strike-off on centre line.
  • Switch horse for circles.
  • Small jumps in combinations.
    Lesson 7
  • Warm up.
  • Work on leg yielding, maintaining forward movement.
  • Circles at all paces.
  • Work on loose rein, all paces, maintaining rhythm.
  • Circles 15 m. at trot.
    Lesson 8
  • Warm up.
  • Cross country school. How to walk cross country course.
    Lesson 9
  • Warm up.
  • Serpentines at canter with simple change of leg.
  • Straight line down centre, halt.
  • Accuracy of transitions - balance, at marker.
  • Leg yielding, circles. Jumps.
    Lesson 10
  • Warm up.
  • Independent work. Review lengthening, transitions.
  • Circles and half-circles, all paces.
  • Leg yielding.
  • Loose rein, maintaining rhythm and forward movement.
  • Jump course to 3'3".