CANADIAN PONY CLUB ACHIEVEMENT STANDARDS
STABLE MANAGEMENTRepeat D Level. Turnout: Muckers or boots. NO sandals or runners. Neat and clean. Medical armband is required. Name and locate the points of the pony. Name and describe colours of ponies. Name and describe markings of ponies. Know the names of breeds of horses and ponies. Know the basic routine of the horse you ride. a) feeding b) grooming c) exercise.
Be able to identify common feeds. Pick out feet.
Know the reasons why you groom especially as related to ponies kept at grass. Identify and know how to use a) hoof pick b) dandy brush c) curry comb d) body brush. Lead in hand, walk and trot. Know how to turn pony correctly.
Show how to lead a pony into and out of a stall. Be able to tack up and untack.
Know elementary care of tack. Know the signals of a horse about to kick or bite
a) while mounted b) while unmounted. Know rules for riding on the road including hand signals. Know rules for riding in a group.
RIDINGRepeat D Level. Turnout: Cleanliness and neatness of rider and pony.
Jodhpur/breeches, boots or shoes with heels. Approved helmet. Pony Club pin.
Jacket optional. Medical Armband is required. Correct way to hold pony while dismounted. Mount and dismount independently, a leg-up may be given if necessary. Perform exercises at the halt. Shorten reins at walk and trot. Demonstrate basic position at walk and trot, rising. Maintain forward movement. Perform simple turns and circles at walk and trot. Canter in both directions in an enclosed area without emphasis on position or leads. Demonstrate basic jumping position at trot.
b) over poles on the ground
c) over a small jump maximum 24” (2 ft).