Scout Badges (for both boys and girls beginning at age 5)
Our Horsemanship Badge can be earned in a two hour lesson. The first hour is focused on learning about the basics of a horse’s body parts, learning each part of the tack used in horseback riding and explaining its usage, learning how to tack and how to saddle a horse.
We also talk about a horse’s daily routine, First Aid and how to properly care for a horse which includes showing the Scouts how to properly “muck out a horse or pony pen and stall” and discussing basic nutrition.
The second hour consists of each Scout being assigned to a horse.The Scouts learn to mount their horse and then ride into the arena, where they are taught how to steer, stop, balance and hopefully, work up to a trot. The last 10 minutes consists of the Scouts un-tacking and grooming their horses.
This lesson will equip your Scout with a complete basic introduction into the horse world!!!