Horsemanship

Horsemanship 
(The skill in or the art of caring for, managing, riding and training horses) 

From Beginner to Equestrian – The Following Outlines what you learn at Warriors Road

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Bonding with the Horses

                      1. Hand-Grazing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grooming the Horses

                      1. Securing the horse
                      2. How to stay safe while grooming
                      3. Picking up the horses hooves to clean
                      4. How to use a curry comb to loosen dirt, mud, foreign items and the horse’s hair.
                      5. How to use a dandy or hard brush to remove dirt and hair brought out by the curry comb and which areas to use on and which areas not to use on
                      6. Cleaning up with a soft or body brush
                      7. Cleaning the horse’s face
                      8. Brushing out the main and tail
                      9. When to use “Fly Spray” on the horse

 

Bathing the Horses

                      1. How often to bathe
                      2. Using the proper tools: horse shampoo, warm water and a large sponge
                      3. How to deal with cleaning the various areas and body parts of the horse
                      4. How to dry the horse
                      5. Combing out the mane and tail

 

 

 

 

Feeding the Horses

                      1. How to approach
                      2. What to feed
                      3. When feeding treats, how much is good vs. bad.
                      4. How to hold the food when feeding by hand
                      5. Speaking to the horse while feeding
                      6. Hand feeding vs. a bucket or trough

 

 

 

 

 

Cleaning the Horse’s Stall

                      1. How often to clean
                      2. Using the proper tools for the job
                      3. Jump in and start mucking out the stall – learning the proper technique
                      4. How to re-layer the unsoiled bedding with fresh bedding and what type to use and how much
                      5. How and where to dispose of the soiled bedding
                      6. How often to strip and disinfect the floor and walls saturated with urine

 

 


Shoeing the Horse

                      1. How to prepare position the horse
                      2. How to lift the leg
                      3. How to remove the existing shoe
                      4. How to clean the hoof
                      5. How and when to use a nipper and rasp
                      6. How to size the shoe and make minor adjustments if needed
                      7. Securing the shoe in place with nails
                      8. How to bend and remove the nail tips and clinch the nail
                      9. Filing any rough spots on the hoof wall
                      10. Repeat three more times until all four hooves have been shod.

 

 


Care and Maintenance of Tack & Gear

 

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Exercising the Horse

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Trial Riding

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