ABOUT THE

Blue Level Study Guides

Blue Level student riding at the canter

ABOUT THE

Blue Level
Study Guides

for MOUNTED and UNMOUNTED instruction

Give your beginner students the detailed equine knowledge they need to pass Blue Level with these versatile printable booklets.

This is the fourth Level for beginner students

revised for 2020!

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  • Blue Level Horsemanship
  • Blue Level HorseSense

Blue Level
Horsemanship

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Blue Level
Horsemanship

The fourth Learning Levels Horsemanship guide for mounted equine instruction.

This Blue Level guide helps 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.

The Blue Horsemanship guide can be used to prepare students for mounted lessons that 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 testaids for achieving correct bend; simple gymnastic grids up to 2’; related distancesstrategic riding over elementary jump coursesriding in the open over hills and natural obstacles, and effective emergency stops at the canter.

LEVELS TOPICS include cross-country skills, dressage, flatwork skills, jumping skills, and mounted safety.

WHO WILL THIS GUIDE HELP?

Blue Level student riding through beginner gymnastic grid

WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH IT?

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Designed for full-color desktop printing, with inside margin suitable for 3-whole binders.

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Blue Level
HorseSense

Blue Level
HorseSense

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.

Students 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.

LEVELS TOPICS include bandaging, conformation, gaits and movement, grooming, ground handling, hoof care, mounted safety, parasite control, tack, trailer safety, unsoundnesses, vet and health care.

We recommend that all of our students who plan to own or lease a horse consider Blue Level the minimum requirement. This criteria applies even if they don’t keep the horse at home, because it takes at least this much knowledge to evaluate whether your horse is being cared for properly in a boarding facility. For students who will be the sole caretakers for their horses, Blue Level should be the starting point of their ongoing equine education!

WHO WILL THIS GUIDE HELP?

Blue Level student applying stable wrap
Blue Level student longeing

WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH IT?

GET UNLIMITED DOWNLOADS OF PRINTABLE PDF FILE

Unlimited downloads of this printable study guide file are FREE for LLPro members.

Designed for full-color desktop printing, with inside margin suitable for 3-whole binders.

just sign in to your LLPro Account to
available soon

LEARNING LEVELS ONLINE COURSES FOR STUDENTS

Get ready for horsey learning in the cloud! Study guide content will soon be available as an online course, compatible with any modern browser on desktop or mobile devices.

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BUY A ONE-TIME PDF DOWNLOAD WITH UNLIMITED PRINTING

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Good option if you only need one guide and no other teaching materials – otherwise, you’ll save time and money with an LLPro membership!

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