Purple Level is the sixth step of the unmounted Learning Levels curriculum.
Purple Level HorseSense students begin to study different facets of equine management in depth. This study guide is designed to give students a foundation of detailed unmounted knowledge that can be used to become a responsible rider, trainer or horse owner.
Students will be able to understand and demonstrate show-quality grooming; to apply more advanced bandaging techniques; to evaluate longeing performance; to understand more advanced concepts of equine farrier and veterinary care; to identify daily horse management practices and safety issues related to trailering; to understand the economic realities of horse ownership.
To pass each requirement, students need to discuss and or demonstrate their knowledge conﬁdently, showing a depth of understanding that would allow them to teach a subject or put it into practice.
The Purple HorseSense study guide provides a relatively brief overview of each topic’s important points, and encourages students to actively learn through repeated practice, discussion, and outside study from books, videos and credible online sources.
You can ﬁnd a list of hand-picked resources at the end of the guide.