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Complete the requirements below:


  1. Be able to catch a pony from a field or stable and tack up for riding.
  2. Be able to walk, trot and canter a pony.
  3. Be able to jump over small fences.
  4. Grooming and Care

  5. Be able to groom correctly and explain why this is necessary.
  6. Know how to take care of saddlery and other equipment.
  7. Horse Health

  8. Understand some of the basic health issues affecting horses, including worming and laminitis.
  9. Show a basic knowledge of grass management to include recognising poisonous plant and the results of overgrazing.
  10. Safety

  11. Discuss road safety for riding.
  12. Explain why a hat, body protector and stirrup and other safety equipment is necessary.

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