This manual, the third of the United States Pony Club Manuals of Horsemanship, builds on the fundamentals covered in Basics for Beginners/D Level and Intermediate Horsemanship/C Level. Whether you are a Pony Clubber who has passed the C Level tests, a rider who has mastered the same skills, a riding instructor or a stable manager, this manual will enable you to increase your skills and teach you what you need to know to ride with correct, classical technique in advanced work on the flat, over fences, and in the open; to evaluate and school horses; to teach horsemanship; and to manage a stable efficiently. Written for the North American horseman, this manual emphasizes sound fundamentals and classical methods based on knowledge of the horse and its systems. Whether you wish to compete in dressage, show jumping, combined training, or other horse sports; to train horses, teach riding, manage a stable, or simply enjoy horses and horsemastership at an advanced level, The United States Pony Club Manual of Horsemanship: Advanced Horsemanship/B, HA, A Levels will give you a clear and understandable guide. The USPC B Level is for active Pony Clubbers or horsepersons who are interested in acquiring further knowledge and proficiency in all phases of riding and horse care. The A, the highest rating, is divided into two parts: the HA, which covers teaching, training, and stable management, and the A, which covers advanced riding and schooling of horses at all levels. Many A Level Pony Clubbers have gone on to qualify for the United States Equestrian Team in various disciplines.
The Howell Equestrian Library
|Publisher:||Turner Publishing Company|
|Series:||The Howell Equestrian Library|
|Edition description:||First Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.40(d)|
Table of Contents
A Note from the United States Pony Clubs, Inc.
About the U.S. Pony Clubs, Inc.
Notes about the USPC B, HA, and A Levels.
Before You Begin.
PART ONE: Riding, Training, and Teaching.
1. Dressage and Training Principles.
2. Riding on the Flat.
3. Riding over Fences.
4. Riding in the Open.
6. Teaching Horsemanship.
PART TWO: The Horse.
7. Systems of the Horse.
8. Conformation, Soundness, and Movement.
9. The Foot and Shoeing.
10. Conditioning and Exercise Physiology.
PART THREE: Horse Care and Stable Management.
11. Feeds and Nutrition.
12. Health Care, Diseases, and Veterinary Knowledge.
13. Stable Management.
15. Travel Safety.
16. Bitting, Tack, and Presentation.
Appendix: USPC Standards of Proficieny--B, HA, and A Ratings (Current as of 1996).
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