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Novice Rider

The Novice Rider is now learning to apply the skills learning in the Beginner Rider and Advanced Beginner rider program to a more refined and skilled way of riding.  Dressage, Show Jumping and Cross Country riding are covered as a Novice Rider.

  • Can complete 15 and 20 meter circles at the trot and canter.

  • Can trot and canter without stirrups.

  • Can hold proper leg position at all gaits.

  • Correctly use inside leg and outside rein to achieve connection.

  • Can ride safely in the open at the walk trot and canter up and down hills.

  • Understand the different use of bits.

  • Feel diagonals and leads correctly without looking.

  • Jumping a course of at lease 8 jumps a minimum of 2' both in the arena and on the cross country course at trot and canter.

  • Properly and safely lunge a horse at the walk trot and canter.

  • Can identify minor injuries including a lame or unsound horse.

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