Lesson Plans – HorseCentered – Gold Level Set 1 – Partnership

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This is the first set of lesson plans for Gold Level in the unmounted HorseCentered Levels curriculum, containing 10 lessons for teaching advanced equine behavior and training theory. Set #1 – Partnership dives deep into equine behavior and training theory, encouraging students to practice empathy and use increasingly subtle body language.

Lesson plans begin with an introduction to teaching Gold Level theory and skills, with safety precautions and suggestions for modifications. Students will explore how to read and affect the horse’s emotional state along with training concepts such as cue pairing and two-way communication. Many of these lessons can be taught indoors during inclement weather.

Includes 10 lessons:

  • Partnership Pledge
  • Emotion in Motion
  • The Final Straw
  • Safe Space
  • The Sound of Silence
  • Start Now
  • Chain Reaction
  • Step by Step
  • Grab and Go
  • Strategy Session

Each lesson plan has 2 pages of information:

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This PDF file is formatted for full color desktop printing on standard 8.5 x 11” copy paper.

28 pages

2.3 MB

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