Blue Level HorseSense Study Guide – LLPro

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The fourth Learning Levels HorseSense guide for unmounted equine instruction.

Blue Level students are ready to broaden their understanding of topics learned in Red – Green Levels, adding 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 keeping horses safe and healthy!

With the help of this guide and some hands-on instruction, 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.

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!


This PDF file is formatted for full color two-sided desktop printing on 8.5 x 11” paper, with an 0.75″ inside margin suitable for loose-leaf binders.

50 printed pages
Download file = 9.6 MB

Make sure your printer software is not set to “shrink to fit”!

Print the cover page separately on white card stock.

To create a booklet suitable for a 3-ring binder, print the remaining pages using duplex printing (on both sides of the paper) and a hole-punch.  For best results, we suggest using 24-lb bright white paper stock. Thinner copy paper may not work well for two-sided printing.

You could also just print single pages as needed, or view the file online in your browser.


Pro Tip: Download our helpful Printing Tips for Study Guides for step-by-step instructions.

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