D-Level Study Guide
D1-D3 Study Guide. Also great review for higher levels (C, B, and even A!)
If your mount measures 11 hands, would you call it a HORSE or a PONY?
Pony. Ponies are 14.1 hands and below, and Horses are 14.2 hands and up!
What is the tallest height a mount can be and still be considered a pony?
14.1 hands. Anything above that is a horse!
CLEFT, BAR, FROG, and WHITE LINE are all parts of the horse's _________.
STAR, SNIP, BLAZE, and STRIP are examples of _________.
Horses and ponies are measured in "hands". How many inches is in ONE hand?
Which gait does NOT have a moment of suspension?
List 5 parts of the saddle.
Pommel, Seat, Cantle, Flap, Billets, Dee-Ring, Skirt, Knee Roll, Twist, etc.
List 5 parts of the bridle.
Headpiece/Crownpiece, Browband, Cheekpiece, Noseband, Reins, Bit, Throatlatch, etc.
When you inspect your tack, what should you check for?
Anything of danger. Loose stitching, dry/cracking leather, anything poking out, etc.
SNAFFLE, KIMBERWICK, and PELHAM are all types of ______.
What do you use a metal curry comb for?
Cleaning your brushes. They are absolutely not to be used on your pony!
Name three different stable vices.
Kicking, biting, cribbing, weaving, wood chewing, etc.
How often should your pony be checked by a farrier?
Every 6-8 weeks.
What two things should ponies have access to at all time?
Water and salt.
How high should a hay net be hung?
At shoulder height.
TIMOTHY, CLOVER, BERMUDA, and ALFALA are all types of _______.
What is the name of the knot you always want to tie your horse with?
What is the fastest and safest way to get off a moving horse?
An emergency dismount.
Describe a POOR jumping position.
Heels NOT down, rider looking down, rider not giving any release, etc.
How do you know if you are on the correct diagonal?
You should be standing up in your stirrups when the horse's front outside shoulder moves forward.
Name three NATURAL aids.
Rider's legs, hands, seat, voice, etc.
Name two ARTIFICIAL aids.
Spurs, crop, etc.
Another name for the "Riding Trot" is _______.
What are the two ways to ride at the trot?
Sitting the trot and posting the trot.
Explain what an UPWARD transition is.
When you show a transition from a slower pace, to a faster pace. EX- Walk to trot, or trot to canter.
BASIC, CREST, SHORT, and AUTOMATIC are all types of ________.
Where should you be looking when jumping your pony?
Ahead with your eyes up.
Bridles on ponies should never have _______ reins.