Plan Lessons Using Levels Topics
Using Levels Topics
Topics allow you to group objectives by subject - like trailer safety, or jumping skills, or hoof care.
Scroll down to see the topics we use to help you find teaching materials for efficient, effective lessons – updated to incorporate topics for the Western and HorseCentered curriculums!
We usually teach topics progressively
For example, the Feeding and Nutrition topic starts out with safely feeding treats in Rainbow Level. We introduce basic feeding rules in Red Level, then explain more advanced nutrition concepts in Yellow and Orange Levels. All of this builds towards the Teal Level student’s ability to balance rations.
Dividing that topic into small objectives creates achievable goals for students, so we spread objectives for most topics over several Levels.
It also makes it easier for you to teach that topic in short, memorable lessons.
But sometimes you want to teach more in-depth lessons, covering several objectives at once
Using topics to plan lessons gives you the flexibility to teach it YOUR way, whenever and however it works best for you.
Learning Levels Topics
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Catching horse in stall and pasture; correct leading technique; jogging out for soundness; unmounted training techniques, including longeing and maneuvering horse on ground; process of starting and backing a young horse.
All horsemanship over fences, including ground poles, two-point position, coursework, gymnastic grids, setting distances and designing courses, including ground pole exercises for English and Western disciplines.
Safe riding attire; general rules for safe riding; warming up and cooling out; mounted emergency skills; appropriate riding plans with consideration of footing, weather and fitness; trail riding safety; heat-related and concussion protocols.
When to call vet; equine first aid kit; measuring for height and weight; routine health care schedules and techniques; TPR; sheath and udder cleaning; vaccinations and related diseases; medications; common illnesses and treatments.