Bronze Test

The Bronze Awards may be taken at three levels, culminating in Bronze Award 1.

BRONZE AWARD 3

OBJECTIVES
To start to learn about riding ponies.
Begin handling ponies and start to become confident around them.
 

RIDING AND ROAD SENSE
Mount by receiving a leg up
Dismount
Sit in a safe and reasonably secure position in the saddle.
Hold the reins correctly.
Ride from halt to walk and from walk to halt in a straight line. Either on or off the leading rein.
Know the pony must stand still while being mounted.
Know not to get too close to other ponies.
Know it is safer to ride on the road with adults.
Know on which side of the road you should ride.
 

HORSEMASTERSHIP

Know how to approach a pony and give him a pat.
Be able to untie a pony.
Remove the headcollar.
Know some colours of ponies.
Be able to check if the girth is loose before mounting.
Be able to pull down the stirrups before mounting
 

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Bronze 3 - Riding & Road Sense Assessment Sheet
Bronze 3 - Horsemastership Assessment Sheet


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BRONZE AWARD 2

OBJECTIVES
Learn to have control when riding off the lead rein.
Start to understand how to care for ponies.
 

RIDING AND ROAD SENSE
Be able to pass the previous test
Mount and dismount from a mounting block.
Sit in a safe and reasonably secure position in the saddle.
Lengthen and shorten reins
Ride off the lead rein.
Ride from halt to walk and from walk to halt in a straight line off the leading rein.
Make turns left and right in walk following instructions.
Be able to make the pony stand still while being mounted.
Know how to keep a safe distance when riding in a ride.
Know not to get too close to the pony in front.
Know it is safer to ride on the road with adults.
Know on which side of the road you should ride.
Understand a simple green cross code.
 

HORSEMASTERSHIP
Be able to pass the previous test
Be able to put on a headcollar in the stable.
Be able to tie up a pony correctly.
Know the parts of the pony’s body.
Be able to remove the saddle and put it away correctly.
Know that water must always be available.
 

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Bronze 2 - Horsemastership Assessment Sheet
Bronze 2- Riding & Road Sense Assessment Sheet


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BRONZE AWARD 1

OBJECTIVES
Make controlled transitions
Ride independently from the rest of the ride.
Start to be actively involved in the care of ponies.
 

RIDING AND ROAD SENSE

Be able to pass the previous tests
Mount and dismount from a mounting block and receive a leg up from either side.
Sit straight and balanced in the saddle.
Lengthen and shorten stirrups before mounting.
Check girth before and while mounted.
Ride in rising trot.
Upward and downward transitions:
Halt to walk
Walk to trot
Trot to walk
Walk to halt.
Make changes of rein and circles in walk.
Simple exercises
Know how the pony positions his feet when he halts square.
Be able to ride exercises independently.
Know it is safer to ride on the road with adults.
Know on which side of the road you should ride.
Understand a simple green cross code.
Know how to ride along a road, cross a road, and say ‘thank you’.
 

HORSEMASTERSHIP
Be able to pass the previous tests
Approach and handle a pony correctly.
Catch a pony in the field and put on a headcollar or halter.
Lead a pony in a headcollar.
Name simple points of the pony.
Be able to take off a bridle and hang it up.
Know two types of food ponies eat.
 

DOWNLOADS
Bronze 1 - Horsemastership Assessment Sheet
Bronze 1 - Riding & Road Sense Assessment Sheet

 

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