Number

Competence Objective

Performance Criteria

SCC 1

Prepare and assess coaching area For safety and suitability for coachingNovice riders

Arena is cleared of all equipment that is not  required. Area is secure and footing is safe.
Assistants are available if required
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SCC 2

Meet and greet riders, assess protective equipment is suitable and ensure any registrations have been completed

Clients are welcomed, hat footwear and gloves are checked as suitable. All required paperwork is completed.

SCC 3

Assist riders and develop their ability to approach a horse or pony, remove rugs and make suitable pre ride checks of saddlery by explanation and demonstration

Equine temperament and reactions , human awareness and safety are discussed. Rugs safely removed and stowed, tack is checked for security.

SCC 4

Assist riders and develop their ability
 to untie a horse or pony, and lead it
to the riding arena by
explanation and demonstration

Headcollar or halter is removed and hung up. Reins are used for leading. Awareness of doorways, other animals and methods of control are discussed.

SCC 5

Assist riders and develop their ability to prepare a horse or pony to be mounted, to mount from a mounting block and adjust stirrups and girths whilst mounted by explanation and demonstration

Saddlery is checked and adjusted. Control of the horse or pony is maintained. Safety, horse comfort and awareness of the horses reactions are discussed.

SCC 6

Assist riders and develop
their ability to establish a balanced and secure riding position in Halt by explanation and demonstration

The deepest part of the saddle is explained. Classical lines are used as the basis for position. Hips are aligned to put the rider on to the seat not the back of the thigh.
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SCC 7

Assist riders and develop their ability
to hold the reins correctly, and to
alter the length of the reins, by
explanation and demonstration

The bit and the horses mouth are discussed. The use of a neck strap or handle bar for security is discussed

SCC 8

Explain and demonstrate the
Natural and artificial aids to new riders.

Horses feelings and degree of sensitivity is discussed. Natural aids and their reinforcement are discussed.
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SCC 9

Assess, evaluate and modify
A novice riders use of the aids

Rider is observed and corrections are made by explanation and reinforcement of understanding.

SCC 10

Assess, evaluate and modify a novice riders position whilst they are riding in walk and sitting trot

Rider is observed and corrections are made by explanation and reinforcement of understanding.

SCC 11

Be able to explain the rhythm in trot and teach rising trot. Be able to explain the use of diagonals in trot

Reasons for rising are explained. Balance and reasons for using diagonals are explained

SCC 12

Assist riders and develop their ability to dismount, loosen the girths and run up stirrups by explanation and demonstration

Control of horse, awareness and safety are discussed. Saddlery is made safe and secure

SCC 13

Assist riders and develop their
ability to return their mount to the stable or tie up point

Awareness of doorways, other animals and methods of control are discussed. Headcollar or halter is fitted and horse is left comfortable.

SCC 14

Be able to demonstrate and develop riders ability to perform all of the skills required in “IPRASM” stable management tests 1 - 3

All stable management tasks are completed showing and explaining safety, horse welfare and efficiency.

SCC15

Be able to explain and aid understanding all of the knowledge requirement in “IPRASM” stable management tests 1 - 3

All knowledge is explained with reasons for riders need to  learn and retain the information explained.

 

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