Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Central Oregon, USA
Any Pony Club Graduates?
Just curious how many of you on here were in Pony Club, or still are?
Do you feel you still use the skills you learned there? Have you evolved or switched to something different?
I was in Pony Club for 5 years, from 13 years old to 18 when I moved to college. I made it to the C3 (traditional, before they had different paths) but was supposed to go for my B and HA. The summer I was scheduled to take the exams, my horse was diagnosed with EIPH and semi-retired and i could not find a suitable horse to borrow in time.
Overall, I am so glad I had that education. I feel the horsemanship, stable management, and health topics taught were so valuable and went above and beyond what many of my peers in 4H were learning (NOT dissing 4H, it has tons to offer, too!).
I don't ride english anymore, just trail ride and school in a western get up, however I am starting to get into the idea of Western Dressage. No matter what tack I am in, I feel PC has really built my foundation as a rider.
What was your PC experience?