Blue Level Resources

Blue Level Resources

All the Blue Level materials you need - lesson plans, videos, study guides, challenges, and blog posts - for both mounted and unmounted instruction.

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Blue Level is the fourth Level.

We recommend that all of our students who plan to own or lease a horse consider Blue Level the minimum requirement.

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Blue Level

Blue Level student riding at the canter

The Blue Horsemanship Level is designed to help students make the transition from passenger to thinking rider. It encourages students to ride on the flat with attention to detail and an awareness of the horse’s balance, while giving them the skills necessary to safely trail ride, jump, and ride over introductory cross-country fences.

Blue Level HorseSense students are ready to broaden their understanding of topics learned in Red – Green Levels, adding important details that will help them become knowledgeable and responsible horsey caretakers.

Quite often this is the point where students begin to understand just how much there is to learn about riding and keeping horses safe and healthy!

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About the Blue Level curriculum

The Blue Level goals:

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BLUE LEVEL HORSEMANSHIP OBJECTIVES

THE MOUNTED CURRICULUM

(scroll down to see the unmounted curriculum)

Overview of Blue Horsemanship: The Blue Horsemanship Level is a beginner level, designed to encourage students to ride on the flat with attention to detail and an awareness of the horse’s balance, while giving them the skills necessary to safely trail ride, jump, and ride over introductory cross-country fences. 

Blue Level requires students to demonstrate accuracy on the flat at the walk, trot, and canter, with correct diagonals, leads, and transitions, with and without stirrups. It introduces exercises for improving the seat; riding the Intro C dressage test; aids for achieving correct bend; simple gymnastic grids up to 2’; related distances; strategic riding over elementary jump courses; riding in the open over hills and natural obstacles, and effective emergency stops at the canter.

BLUE LEVEL HORSESENSE OBJECTIVES

THE UNMOUNTED CURRICULUM

(scroll up to see the mounted curriculum)

Overview of Blue HorseSense: Student will be able to perform thorough grooming; to understand action of bits and specialty tack; to identify farrier tools; to understand principles of horse gaits and movement, basic first aid and parasite control, and safe longeing and trailering practices.

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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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