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Use the links below to learn more about our printable teaching tools.

Study Guides

Use our study guides to provide detailed instruction for each Horsemanship and HorseSense Level.

Lesson Plans

Save valuable time with our professional lesson plans and teaching guides for each Level.

Patterns and Maps

Challenge mounted students with fun jump courses, equitation patterns, and obstacle courses.


Teach and test learning with Stuff Happens Cards, Worksheets, Games, Level Up Cards and more.

Achievement Tools

Reward your students' progress with certificates, ribbons, prizes and glory!

How to Customize

Learn how to adapt Levels materials so they work for your unique teaching situation.

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Learning Levels Resources FAQ


Members-only resources will have an LLPro tag. This includes our study guides and lesson plans for each Level, and most of the printable/online tools we use to make those lessons easy to plan and teach.

To access this premium content, you’ll need to sign in or join us.

However, you’ll find one or more free downloads for every type of resource – and you can purchase study guides and other downloads in our shop. There’s also at least one FREE article in our Boss Mares blog every month.

Our curriculum has been online and FREE for many years, and it will always remain free for anyone to download and use in their own equestrian program.

Having said that, scroll down to see why an LLPro membership can make your life easier!

how are teaching tools formatted?

All of our resources are offered as printable PDF downloads, suitable for desktop printing. Get help with using the download files HERE.

Most resources are designed to be printed in full color – because experience has taught us that students prefer (and will actually read) colorful things!

The idea here is for you to have the ability to print just the information that works for you, whenever you need it, for any number of students.

Download files aren’t just for printing, however – you may be able to open and use the files online (with a bit of scrolling and resizing) in the browser of your desktop or mobile device.

It’s all easy to use, print, and share with students!

i teach a different style of riding -
can the levels still work for me?

In most cases, YES.

Your program is likely to have a different way of teaching some parts of the mounted or unmounted curriculum – and that’s okay!

Use the parts that work for you. Modify other parts to suit your situation and goals. Copy and paste stuff as needed to make it your own. Scroll down to our Terms of Use for details.

And remember that teaching students to THINK and to CONSIDER THE CONSEQUENCES of different equine practices will help them become better students and horsemen.

Are these materials just for
riding instructors?

No, you don’t have to be an equine professional to use our materials or to join LLPro.

In fact, most of our stuff was originally created to help our students learn through self-study.

HOWEVER, we’re redesigning our old website to offer online courses just for students – check it out and sign up for the revamped HorseSense Riding Academy launch party!

It’s all about creating better riders and making ponies happier, right?

Do keep in mind that ALL mounted and unmounted activities using horses MUST be supervised by an experienced adult. Please learn SAFELY!

YOUR LICENSE TO use our materials

simply respect our copyright ~ then go do good things with it!

Legal Use of All Published Materials. Our downloadable and online resources are for your personal use. Instructors, trainers, and other equine professionals may photocopy and alter the materials for use with their students, but may not sell, publish or distribute any of our online content or printed information for financial gain. All resource materials provided on our website are copyrighted and may not be reproduced without written permission from HorseSense Learning Levels.

HorseSense Learning Levels materials are intended for general informational purposes only; they do not constitute legal advice and are presented without any representation or warranty whatsoever, including as to the accuracy or completeness of the information. HorseSense Learning Levels, LLC is not responsible for any errors or omissions or for the results obtained from the use of such information.

Limitation of Liability and Indemnity. You agree and acknowledge that you are fully responsible for your own acts, and that if you, or other individuals are injured in conjunction with any information or services provided by HorseSense Learning Levels, it was your choice alone to rely on that information or service and you do so at your own risk. Use of any information or materials, whether for personal or professional means, constitutes your agreement to indemnify HorseSense Learning Levels from all liability.

Your use of this website constitutes agreement with these terms and with all Terms of Use and Privacy Policies –please review details on our LEGAL STUFF page.

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We have been blessed with many talented photographers over the years: students who voluntarily stood out in a sweltering/ freezing arena – or slogged up and down our hilly pastures – capturing lifelong memories of camps, clinics, and shows. We’re grateful to all of them!

One such student, Delaney Witbrod, is now a professional photographer with a gift for animal portraits – see more of her fine work here.

You’ll also find illustrations throughout our online courses and printed materials (like study guides) graciously donated by Rhonda Hagy, who is a student and lifelong friend. Contact us for information about her work.

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