"IPRASM" Level One Riding and Stable Management.

Unit Number

Competence Objective

Notes

1.1

With assistance be able to safely lead your pony from the stable to the mounting block.

Stable door open wide. Stirrups "up". Reins forward over ponys head. Stand by the ponys left shoulder to lead.  

1.2

With assistance be able to carry out safety checks and organise yourself ready to mount.

Reins  over ponys head on the neck. Pony held at all times. Girths tightened. Stirrups down and adjusted as accurately as possible. Chim strap done up.

 

1.3

With assistance correctly and safely mount your pony.

Pony is positioned correctly. Rider is aware of ponys attitude and confidence. Pony is kept under control by the leader, and the rider holding the reins securely at the front of the saddle. Stirrup leathers are not twisted. Rider lands lightly on the ponys back and does not kick the pony on the hind quarters when mounting. 

1.4

Be able to apply the correct aids to walk your pony, whilst being led.

Before applying the leg aids the rider sits up and checks the position. Leg aids with both legs are applied gently, and reinforced with the voice or the whip if necessary. 

 

1.5

Be able to apply the correct aids to halt your pony, whilst being led.

 Before applying the aids the rider sits up and checks the position. Keeping the leg gently in place, and sitting tall and still, gentle pressure is applied equally to both reins. If applicable the pony is patted on the neck for being obedient.

 

1.6

Be able to maintain a correct balanced position with correct hand and arm posture.

 Body is upright, with the shoulder, hips and the heels all in a vertical line. The elbows remain by the riders side, and the hands are carried side by side with the thumbs on top. The riders weight is into the heels. The rider "moves" with the movement of the pony.

 

1.7

Be able to move your pony into trot, and maintain small intervals of sitting trot whilst being led.

 The rider prepares to trot by checking that the position is correct and then gently applies both legs to the ponys sides, reinforcing with the voice or the whip if necessary.

 

1.8

With assistance be able to safely and correctly dismount your pony.

The halt is established first, then the reins are taken into one hand. Both feet are taken out of the stirrup irons, and then the rider leans forwards and swings the right leg over the ponys hind quarters taking care not to kick the pony. The rider lands on both feet by the ponys side, facing forwards. The stirrups are run up, and the girth is slackened. 

 

1.9

With assistance be able to lead your pony back to the stable.

The reins are taken over the ponys head to the leading position. All doors are opened correctly. Stand by the ponys left shoulder to lead.   

1.10

Move around ponies safely showing awareness of safety.

Rider moves calmly and quietly, always making sure that the pony is aware of their presence. Does not go unnecessarily behind the pony, and is aware of the signs when a pony is distressed or misbehaving.

 

 

1.11

With assistance be able to correctly lead a pony in hand.

Standing by the ponys left (nearside) shoulder, making the pony walk on with its head and neck ahead of the handler. The pony is always turned around to the right, away from the leader.

 

 

1.12

To be able to remember and identify 3 parts of the saddle.

Click here to see a diagram of the parts of the saddle and bridle. You will need to use the back button on your screen to return to this page.

 

 

1.13

To be able to remember and identify 3 parts of the bridle.

 

 

 

1.14

To be able to identify 4 different colours of the horse.

Click here to see different colours of horses and ponies. You will need to use the back button on your screen to return to this page.

 

 

1.15

Know how to feed a horse or pony a treat

The rider knows to check the horses attitude before offering treats.
Treats are offered from the flat palm of the hand
The rider understands that policy varies on different yards regarding the feeding of treats.