Level One Stable Management Course

Level one starts at the very beginning and works its way up to Pony Club D test.

It covers other tests along the way.

Check out “How the Tests Fit Together”.

Level One Stable Management includes
  • Approach and handle a pony correctly, in a field, or stable and give him a pat.
  • The importance of voice.
  • Know what a head collar is and be able to put one on in a stable
  • Able to tie a pony up correctly with a quick release knot and untie the pony
  • Catch a pony in a paddock and put on a headcollar
  • Lead a pony in a headcollar correctly at walk, starting, stopping and turning
  • Remove the headcollar
  • Lead a pony in a bridle
  • Be able to turn a pony out in a paddock
  • Know how to stay safe around ponies
  • Show some understanding of a pony’s behaviour and body language
  • Know the correct way to feed a pony a treat
  • Know how and when to reward a pony
  • Name simple points of the pony (minimum 6), including mane, tail, ears, eyes, mouth, legs, hooves
  • Know some colours and 3 different markings
  • Recognise a saddle and bridle
  • Know simple points of the saddle and bridle (6 of each)
  • Put on a simple bridle and saddle
  • Remove a saddle and put it away
  • Remove a bridle and hang it up
  • Know the basic needs of a pony in summer and winter, such as food, water, shelter and grooming
  • Know that water should always be available and how
  • Recognise some simple feed
  • Recognise simple parts of the grooming kit and show how to use them, e.g. dandy brush and curry comb
  • Pick up the ponies hooves and use of hoof pick

 

How to work through the course

Read through the module notes. Each module starts with what is covered in the lesson and goes through each subject, step by step.

Some have photographs on the page. If there is no photograph, go to the glossary of words used, there are photographs for each word there.

Once you have read the notes and looked at the photographs you should be ready to take the test for that module. Open the test and follow the instructions. All tests are set at 100% correct answers to pass. These tests are not difficult and are designed to double check your understanding of the subject.

Once you have gone through all the modules and passed all the tests, there is a final exam including a video. For this, you will need to go out and do some tasks with a pony, and upload the video following the instructions. This video will be reviewed and you will receive feedback.

Once you have gone through all the modules and passed all the tests, there is a final exam including a video. For this, you will need to go out and do some tasks with a pony, and upload the video following the instructions. This video will be reviewed and you will receive feedback.

After this is done to a high enough standard, you will receive your Kuda Guru certification and are ready to move on to the next level. At this point, you would be prepared to go and sit one of the practical tests listed.

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Course Content

Lessons Status
1

Module 1 - Approaching and Handling the Pony

2

Module 2 - Learning more about the pony.

3

Module 3 - Tack (Bridles, saddles, riding gear)

4

Module 4 - The pony's needs

5

Module 5 - Grooming