Standards of Efficiency Test Sheet 2012

Recommended Minimum Age: 4+

General

This is an official voluntary test for young new members. It is not necessary to either take or pass this Test before attempting the D test.
Candidates should be accompanied by an instructor. The Test may be taken on or off the lead rein.

Objective

  • To improve and enjoy learning about ponies
  • To be happy both on and around ponies
  • To know the basic points of the pony

Riding

  • To be able to sit on a pony in halt and at walk
  • To be able to hold the reins
  • With help, carry out physical exercises such as:
    • Touch parts of the pony, mane, neck, tail etc
    • To be to able to ride pony away from assessor at walk, turn round a cone and go back to the assessor
    • To be able to show trot (rising is not necessary) on the leading rein
    • To be able to stop at a designated point and say ‘thank you’

Pony Care*

  • To know the name and colour of the pony they are riding
  • To recognise:
    • Saddle
    • Bridle
    • Mane
    • Tail
    • Ears
    • Eyes
    • Mouth
    • Legs
    • Hooves
  • To be able to feed the pony a carrot correctly

*NB: Pony Care section must be accompanied by an adult helper

Look at

  • Pony Sticker Books 1, 2 & 3
  • Colour & Learn
  • Native Ponies Colouring Book
  • Trace, Copy and Colour
  • Pony Guide File

To be followed by The Pony Club Bronze Award 3, 2 & 1

Felt colour: Pale Yellow

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