WTT stage 2

Stage 2

Riding

All areas of stage 1 and 2 riding examinations will be covered in the students weekly riding lessons.

Assessment criteria

  • Ride a quiet experienced horse with an appropriate independent balance, depth and security of position
  • Ride a quiet experienced horse forward at the correct speed for each gait.
  • Ride a quiet experienced horse with an appropriate rein length both with and with out stirrups, and with the reins in one hand.
  • Ride a quiet experienced horse applying correct aids for canter leads and school figures.
  • Ride in harmony a quiet experienced horse.
  • Ride in the open and jump adopting safe procedures throughout.
  • Jump a quiet experienced horse with an appropriate rein length and contact, correct length stirrup and ability to use the legs.
  • Jump a quiet experienced horse with security and balance, showing fold and follow over a fence.
  • Jump in harmony a quiet experienced horse, whilst riding correct lines of approach towards and departures around a course of fences to a max of 2ft 6 inches.
  • Presentation and turnout of candidate.

Horse knowledge and care

MONTH

ACTIVITY

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

1

HANDLING

Know and demonstrate safe, efficient procedures when efficiently carrying out practical work.


1

WATERING &
FEEDING

Know the advantages and disadvantages of various watering systems and the importance of water to the horse.
Know a variety of common feedsuffs and their respective values.
Have a practical knowledge of how to prepare specific feedstuffs.
Know the basic principles of feeding old, sick horses, and horses and poines at grass in all seasons.
Know how to make a simple feed chart.


2

GROOMING

Know how to:- Strap quarter and care for the horse after exercise. Plait manes and tails.


2

CLOTHING

Know how to:- Fit blankets and various types of rugs. Bandage for warmth and protection. Wash and store rugs.
Prepare horses for traveling.


3

SHOEING

Know:- The farrier's tools and their functions, hoe to remove a shoes in an emergency and the reasons for regular foot attention.


4

SADDLERY

Know:- The basic principles of fitting tack in everyday use. The cleaning and care of all saddlery. The inspecting of horses foe injury from ill-fitting saddles, bridles, boots etc.


5

LUNGEING

Know how to lunge a horse for exercise. Side reins may or may not be used.


6

HORSE BEHAVIOUR

Know the value of calmness and kindness in establishing the horse's confidence and improving his well being and therefore his work.


7

CLIPPING &
TRIMMING

Know the underlying purposes of clipping and trimming.
Essential safety measures and procedures.
How to maintain clippers in good order
Know when and how to trim.


8

ANATOMY &
PHYSIOLOGY

Know the signs of health and ill-health.
The equine skeletal frame, the position of the horses main internals organs.
A basic understanding of the horses digestive system, and the structure and function of the horses foot.


9

HORSE HEALTH

Know when a horse is off colour or is not sound enough to be worked. Know the treatment of minor wounds and  basic nursing. When to call the veterinary surgeon. Know the importance of regular worming.

10

STABLE DESIGN

Know the basic requirements of size and safe construction of a stable and its fittings.


11

FITTENING

Know how to relate condition, feeding and progressive exercise when bringing a horse up from resting at grass to regular work.
Know the process of cooling off after work and roughing off a fit horse.
Regular work at six hours per week, at walk, trot and canter without stressing.


12

GRASSLAND CARE

Have a basic knowledge of good pasture and its maintenance. Know plants that are poisonous to horses.


12

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE

Know the country code, safety measures and correct procedures when riding on the public highway.
The correct procedures in the event of an accident.
Know the aims of the British Horse Society and the benefits of membership.



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