CANADIAN PONY CLUB ACHIEVEMENT STANDARDS
"HA" LEVEL

REQUIREMENTS - HA LEVEL

For members who have achieved their B2/HB2 Certificate. When the District Commissioner and candidate's instructor are satisfied the member is proficient in ALL REQUIREMENTS UP TO AND INCLUDING THE HA REQUIREMENTS, and otherwise qualified according to Branch, Region and National Regulations, they are then eligible to submit an application for the NATIONAL HA TEST.

Successful HA candidates awarded the HA Certificate and Orange disk.

'HA' STABLE MANAGEMENT
  • Repeat Stable B2.
  • Stable construction, safety. Pasture care and management. Routine. Health care. Economics.
  • Grooming - clipping, trimming, pulling mane and tail, braiding. See AB Testing Procedures Part 3 XIII HA TURNOUT/SHOW IN HAND GUIDELINES for more detailed information.
  • Bandaging - sweat, poultice, spider, etc. Emphasis on first aid bandages.
  • Feeding - quality, cost, supplements, nutritional value, digestive system.
  • Feeding - for work, growth, health, maintenance, weather. Storage.
  • Conformation. Unsoundnesses.
  • Anatomy and Veterinary. First Aid, nursing, diseases, contagious diseases in stable, parasites.
  • Respiratory, urinary, circulatory, nervous systems. Care of injuries.
  • Saddlery.
  • Travel - loading, unloading. Problems. Trailer. Safety.
  • Teeth.
  • Foot and Shoeing.
LUNGEING
  • Tack - condition, adjustment, fitting. See AB Testing Procedures PART 3, III. RESPONSIBILITY OF CANDIDIATES (page 58) for complete tack requirements.
  • Lunge unfamiliar horse. Bridle or cavesson, with or without side reins, at the discretion of the candidate, based on their knowledge of the horse's experience.
  • Lunge a rider warm up the horse, then put up the rider. Side reins mandatory and a bridle for the rider. See AB Testing Procedures Part 3 XIV. GUIDELINES FOR LUNGEING A RIDER.
TEACHING
  • Teach a group of 2-4 C and/or C1 level riders, C1's recommended.
  • Voice, introduction, lesson, plan, subject matter, explanation, conclusion.
  • Problem riders and horses.
  • See PART 3, XII. CPC TEACHING GUIDELINES for more detailed information. REFER TO AB TESTING PROCEDURES, PART 3, HA/RA INFORMATION AND PART 5, VII. NATIONAL EXAMINERS HANDBOOK FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION.

    Successful HA candidates who have completed their full B2 are awarded the HA Certificate and Orange disk