Found something online, took awhile though :roll: Well at least it gives you more info, than CHA does........ Even Narha gives more info....... and it's on their site and easy to find........ Go figure :roll: .......
The following descriptions are meant to give you a basic idea of the skills taught and practiced.
Each level will expand from these basic outlines.
Level 1 includes: Beginner Riders
q Safety Rules
q Mounting and Dismounting
q Basic Position
q Control of the horse at the walk and trot
q Sitting the trot or jog
q Balance position
q Basic Trail rules and trail rides
q Approaching, haltering, leading
q Basic Grooming
q Saddling and Bridling
q Parts of the Horse
q Parts of the Saddle and Bridle
q Basic Horse Care
Upon completion of Level 1, a student is confident riding a well schooled horse at the walk and
trot with good position and control.
Level 2 Works on: Beginner Intermediate Riders
q Improving Balance of horse and rider
q Beginning the canter or lope
q IntroductoryWestern patterns and obstacles
q Introduction to Jumping (English) , pre-jumping exercises
q Introduction to trail obstacles and conditions
q More Horse Behavior
q Colors and markings
q Horse Breeds
A confident level 2 rider will maintain good position and control at all 3 gaits on a well schooled horse.
Level 3 Riders: Intermediate Riders
q Encourages Thinking Riders. Riders will start to focus on refining the use of their aids and other technical aspects of good horsemanship. They will start to identify problems on their
own and make corrections. They may step up in school horse levels.
q Leads at the canter or lope
q More involved transitions
q More complex rein, leg and seat aids
q Improving the seat at the trot, and canter
q Western Riders- Start training movements such as turn backs on the rail
q English Riders- Ride on contact, lines of fences, jumps and simple courses up to 2 feet.
q Feeding and Feeds, Bits and Bitting, Artificial Aids, Care of equipment
Level 4 Intermediate ľAdvance Riders
q Riders will be challenged by actually schooling horses, Riding skills are becoming second
nature and the rider is helping to better the horse
q The rider should understand
q Horse balance and collection
q Extension and working gaits
q Evaluation of their own performance and that of the horse
q Leg yielding, turns on the forehand and haunches, lead changes
q Perfecting transitions, balanced stops from the lope
q Roll backs, head sets and collection
q Signs of soundness, hoof care, conformation , vaccinations, deworming
Abuse is never the answer.
Think before you act.
Never act out in anger.