REVISED for 2020!
The first unmounted HorseSense guide for beginning English riders and horsey caretakers, typically aged 8 and up, is ALL about safety for horses and humans!
The Red HorseSense guide helps beginner students learn equine behavior and safety in the barn, pasture, and arena. It introduces basic horse care topics, including grooming, hoof care, stall cleaning, and rules for safe feeding. It also teaches terminology for basic equine anatomy, grooming and stable management tools, and parts of English tack.
PRO TIP: This guide can be used to help prepare students before mounted lessons by explaining key concepts and emphasizing the importance of safety – or it can be used as a “textbook” for an unmounted horse care class.
A NOTE ABOUT RED LEVEL GUIDES
For the most part, the mounted and unmounted curriculum tracks cover different material.
In Red Level, however, you will notice some overlap – both the Horsemanship and the HorseSense guides discuss horse safety and essential ground handling skills.
We feel that these topics are important enough to discuss twice, so for students of both the Horsemanship and HorseSense Levels, we encourage you to review all of this vital information. (You will also notice that some information is presented with more detail in one of the guides.)
We tell students that deliberate repetition is there to refresh their knowledge and awareness.