D Test
Wed, 04 Aug | Cannington

D Test

Recommended minimum age: 8 years Felt Colour: Yellow
Registration is Closed

Time & Location

04 Aug, 09:30
Cannington, Currypool Ln, Cannington, Bridgwater TA5 2NH, UK

About the Event

GENERAL 

The Efficiency Tests provide a staircase of knowledge and progression when taken  in sequence. The Road Rider Mini Achievement Badge is a prerequisite before taking the D  Test. 

OBJECTIVE  

To have a basic understanding of ponies.  

To achieve confidence in handling and riding a pony. 

To improve and enjoy learning about ponies. 

To hold more Mini Achievement Badges. 

RIDING 

Mount and dismount. 

Understand and show a correct position in the saddle at halt. 

Be able to hold the reins correctly. 

Be able to ride a quiet pony safely, in an enclosed area without the leading  rein, in walk and trot. 

PONY CARE 

Approach and handle a pony correctly.

Know basic needs of a pony in summer and winter. 

Catch a pony and put on a headcollar. 

Proper way to give a pony an apple or carrot. 

Lead a pony in hand in walk and turn correctly. 

Tie up correctly. 

Name simple points of the pony. 

Name different parts of saddle and bridle. 

Recognise a dandy brush and rubber curry comb. 

READ 

Keeping a Pony at Grass 

‘The Manual of Horsemanship’ - read the sections below: 

Points of the horse 

Mount and dismount (Omit: to dismount using the stirrup) 

The correct length of stirrup 

The position of the rider in the saddle 

Holding single reins

 Handling a horse 

Fitting a headcollar 

Leading and showing in hand 

The parts of a saddle 

The parts of a snaffle bridle 

Putting on a saddle and bridle 

VIEW DVDs: 

Stable Management Series (Handling & Leading, Health and Condition) 

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