Horsemanship

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''Source: 2007 Boy Scout Requirements (33215)''
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[http://www.scouting.org/BoyScouts/AdvancementandAwards/MeritBadges.aspx Per the BSA:] ''You should read the merit badge pamphlet on the subject.'' Merit badge pamplets are available at your local [http://www.scoutstuff.org/BSASupply/storeloc.aspx Scout Shop] or online at [http://www.scoutstuff.org/ ScoutStuff.org].

Revision as of 14:42, March 11, 2008

Horsemanship merit badge
Status: Elective
Created: 1911
Discontinued: no
BSA Advancement ID:
Requirements revision: 2004
Latest pamphlet revision: 2004

Contents

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Merit badge requirements

1. Do the following:
a. Describe the safety precautions you should take when handling and caring for a horse.
b. Explain and demonstrate how to approach and lead a horse safely from a stall, corral, or field and how to tie the horse securely.
c. Demonstrate how to safely mount and ride a horse and how to safely dismount the horse after your ride.
2. Name 15 main parts of a horse.
3. Name four leading breeds of horses. Explain the special features for which each breed is known.
4. Show how to care for a Western and English saddle and bridle. Name10 parts of the saddle and bridle that you will use.
5. Show how to groom, pick out hooves, prepare a horse for a ride, and care for a horse after a ride.
6. Describe the symptoms of colic. Describe four other horse health problems.
7. Name three main conformation faults of the feet and legs, and explain how to detect them. Explain the difference between lameness and unsoundness.
8. Explain how to trim and shoe a horse's foot and how to make adjustments according to its conformation, the season of the year, and the riding conditions.
9. Demonstrate the correct way to feed a horse. Explain how you determined what and how much to feed the horse and why the amount and kind of feed will be changed according to activity level and the kind of horse it is.
10. Show how to saddle and bridle a horse.
11. On level ground, continuously do the following movements. Do them correctly, at ease, and in harmony with the horse:
a. Mount the horse.
b. Walk the horse in a straight line for 60 feet.
c. Make a half circle of not more than 16 feet in radius.
d. Trot or jog in a straight line for at least 60 feet.
e. Make a half circle of not more than 30 feet in radius at a jog or trot.
f. Halt straight.
g. Back up straight four paces.
h. Halt and dismount.

Source: 2007 Boy Scout Requirements (33215)

Notes

Worksheet A FREE workbook for Horsemanship is available here! Adobe Acrobat PDF
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Per the BSA: You should read the merit badge pamphlet on the subject. Merit badge pamplets are available at your local Scout Shop or online at ScoutStuff.org.

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External links

4. Western Saddle — including diagram of saddle parts.

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