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Introduction to Basic Horsemanship (2 day course)

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SS 151
20 hours

This two-day course is intended to introduce the novice student to the basic concepts of horsemanship and animal handling and follows the same schedule as SS 150 with the exception that more time is spent in the saddle gaining riding and handling experience.  These basic techniques must be mastered before the student can move on to any advanced riding in different types of terrain.  Subjects will address how to approach the animal to how to halter and lead it.  Safety will be stressed along with how to watch for warning signs of how certain horses will react.   The rider must be calm and confident.  Basic equipment will be introduced along with grooming techniques for the animal.  Mounting, moving and handling will follow and be practiced.  Day two will conclude with a basic test to ensure that the student is proficient in these basic techniques.