Leslie's historic UK Guide Badge Syllabuses

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1912 Handbook - Horsemanship


A Guide must be able to ride and drive a horse, understand harness, and putting on saddle, how to tether and hobble, and when to give food and drink.

State lighting-up time.

1918 POR - Horsewoman Badge


Must be able to ride, drive, and groom a horse.

Know principal causes of, how to detect and how to remedy, lameness and sore back.

Know when to give food and drink.

Understand care of stables, harness and saddle.

Know lighting-up time.

1919 POR - Horsewoman Badge


Must be able to ride, drive, and groom a horse.

Know principal causes, symptoms, how to detect, prevent and remedy, lameness and sore back.

Know when to give food and drink.

Understand care of stables, harness and saddle.

Know lighting-up time.

Be able to state the age and height in hands of a horse, within 25 per cent, error.

1920 (March) Girl Guide Badges and How to Win Them 1st edition - Horsewoman Badge

A Guide must be able to ride, drive and groom a horse.
Know principal symptoms, causes of, and how to prevent, detect and remedy, lameness and sore back.
Know when to give food and drink, and the care of stables, harness and saddle.
Be able to judge the age and height in hands of a horse, within 25% error.
Know lighting up time.

1921 POR - Horsewoman Badge


Must have a general knowledge of, and be able to ride, drive, groom, and harness a horse.

Know principal causes, symptoms, how to detect, prevent and remedy, lameness and sore back.

Understand the watering and feeding of horses.

Understand care of stables, harness and saddle.

Know lighting-up time.

Be able to state the height in hands of a horse, within 15 per cent error.

1924 POR - Horsewoman Badge


Must have a general knowledge of, and be able to ride, drive, groom, and harness horses.

Know principal causes and symptoms of lameness, and how to treat temporarily.

Know how to detect and prevent sore back and girth galls, and relieve same.

Understand the watering and feeding of horses.

Understand care of stables, harness and saddle.

Know lighting-up time.

1925 Girl Guide Badges and How to Win Them 8th edition - Horsewoman Badge

Must have a general knowledge of, and be able to ride, drive, groom and harness horses.
Know principal causes and symptoms of lameness, and how to treat temporarily.
Know how to detect and prevent sore back and girth galls and relieve same.
Understand the watering and feeding of horses.
Understand care of stables, harness and saddle.
Know lighting-up time.
1927 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges - 10th edition - Horsewoman's Badge

Must have a general knowledge of, and be able to ride, drive, groom, and harness horses.
Know principal causes and symptoms of lameness, and how to treat temporarily.
Know how to detect and prevent sore back and girth galls and relieve same.
Understand the watering and feeding of horses.
Understand care of stables, harness and saddle.
Know lighting-up time.
1929 (July) - Hints on Girl Guide Badges 12th edition - Horsewoman

Must have a general knowledge of, and be able to ride, drive, groom, and harness horses.
Know principal causes and symptoms of lameness, and how to treat temporarily.
Know how to detect and prevent sore back and girth galls and relieve same.
Understand the watering and feeding of horses.
Understand care of stables, harness and saddle.
Know lighting-up time.

1930 POR - Horsewoman Badge


Must have a general knowledge of, and be able to ride, drive, groom, and harness horses.

Know principal causes and symptoms of lameness, and how to treat temporarily.

Know how to detect and prevent sore back and girth galls, and relieve same.

Understand the watering and feeding of horses.

Understand care of stables, harness and saddle.

Know lighting-up time.

1931 POR - Horsewoman Badge


Must have a general knowledge of, and be able to ride, drive, groom, and harness horses.

Know principal causes and symptoms of lameness, and how to treat temporarily.

Know how to detect and prevent sore back and girth galls, and relieve same.

Understand the watering and feeding of horses.

Understand care of stables, harness and saddle.

Know lighting-up time.

1932 POR - Horsewoman Badge


Have a general knowledge of, and be able to ride, drive, groom, and harness horses.

Know principal causes and symptoms of lameness, and how to treat temporarily.

Know how to detect and prevent sore back and girth galls, and relieve same.

Understand the watering and feeding of horses.

Understand care of stables, harness and saddle.

Know lighting-up time.

1933 Hints on Girl Guide Badges - 15th Edition - Horsewoman Badge

Have a general knowledge of, and be able to ride, drive, groom, and harness horses.
Know principal causes and symptoms of lameness, and how to treat temporarily.
Know how to detect and prevent sore back and girth galls, and relieve same.
Understand the watering and feeding of horses.
Understand care of stables, harness and saddle.
Know lighting-up time.

1935 POR - Horsewoman Badge


Have a general knowledge of, and be able to ride, drive, groom, and harness horses.

Know principal causes and symptoms of lameness, and how to treat temporarily.

Know how to detect and prevent sore back and girth galls, and relieve same.

Understand the watering and feeding of horses.

Understand care of stables, harness and saddle.

Know lighting-up time.

1938 POR - Horsewoman Badge


Have a general knowledge of, and be able to ride, drive, groom, and harness horses.

Know principal causes and symptoms of lameness, and how to treat temporarily.

Know how to detect and prevent sore back and girth galls, and relieve same.

Understand the watering and feeding of horses.

Understand care of stables, harness and saddle.

Know lighting-up time.

1939 POR - Horsewoman Badge


1) Catch and halter a horse or pony.

2) Have a general knowledge of, and be able to ride, groom, and harness horses.

3) Drive or lead a horse when walking and when riding.

4) Know principal causes and symptoms of lameness, and how to treat temporarily.

5) Learn to detect, relieve, and prevent sore back and girth galls.

6) Understand the watering and feeding of horses.

7) Understand care of stables, harness and saddles.

8) Know lighting-up time.

1943 POR - Horsewoman Badge


1) Catch, water, feed, groom, saddle and ride a quiet saddle horse or pony; or catch, water, feed, groom, harness, yoke and drive a cart horse with unskilled assistance.

2) Understand the main principles of feeding, and the care of horses when stabled and at grass.

3) Keep stables and harness-room clean and tidy.  Understand cleaning and care of harness.

4) Understand elementary principles of harnessing and bitting, to ensure the comfort of the horse and to prevent or relieve sore backs, shoulders and girth galls.

5) Know when a horse is lame or in poor condition, and be able to treat any of the more obvious causes of lameness.

6) Show that she understands the temperament of horses and uses tact and common-sense in handling them.

1947 POR - Horsewoman Badge


1) Catch, water, feed, groom, saddle and ride a quiet saddle horse or pony; or catch, water, feed, groom, harness, yoke and drive a cart horse with unskilled assistance.

2) Understand the main principles of feeding, and the care of horses when stabled and at grass.

3) Keep stables and harness-room clean and tidy.  Understand cleaning and care of harness.

4) Understand elementary principles of harnessing and bitting, to ensure the comfort of the horse and to prevent or relieve sore backs, shoulders and girth galls.

5) Know when a horse is lame or in poor condition, and be able to treat any of the more obvious causes of lameness.

6) Show that she understands the temperament of horses and uses tact and common-sense in handling them.

1950 POR - Horsewoman Badge


1) Catch, water, feed, groom, saddle and ride a quiet saddle horse or pony; or catch, water, feed, groom, harness, yoke and drive a cart horse with unskilled assistance.

2) Understand the main principles of feeding, and the care of horses when stabled and at grass.

3) Keep stables and harness-room clean and tidy.  Understand cleaning and care of harness.

4) Understand elementary principles of harnessing and bitting, to ensure the comfort of the horse and to prevent or relieve sore backs, shoulders and girth galls.

5) Know when a horse is lame or in poor condition, and be able to treat any of the more obvious causes of lameness.

6) Show that she understands the temperament of horses and uses tact and common-sense in handling them.

1953 POR - Horsewoman Badge


1) Catch, water, feed, groom, saddle and ride a quiet saddle horse or pony; or catch, water, feed, groom, harness, yoke and drive a cart horse with unskilled assistance.

2) Understand the main principles of feeding, and the care of horses when stabled and at grass.

3) Keep stables and harness-room clean and tidy.  Understand cleaning and care of harness.

4) Understand elementary principles of harnessing and bitting, to ensure the comfort of the horse and to prevent or relieve sore backs, shoulders and girth galls.

5) Know when a horse is lame or in poor condition, and be able to treat any of the more obvious causes of lameness.

6) Show that she understands the temperament of horses and uses tact and common-sense in handling them.

Note - A Guide holding the appropriate certificate of the Pony Club may be awarded the Horsewoman's badge.

1957 POR - Horsewoman Badge


1) a) Riding

Have a seat independent of the reins; maintain the correct seat and position of hands.

Be able to control her mount and use the correct aids in elementary movements, i.e. turning, circling, increasing and decreasing speed.  Jump low fences in good style; or

Driving

Harness and drive a pony/horse and cart on the road; be able to turn and back.  Know how to balance the cart correctly.

b) Know the rule of the road as it affects horses and horse-drawn vehicles.

2) Stable Management

a) Identify the essential items of the grooming kit and know their uses.

b) Have an elementary understanding of the care and cleaning of saddlery.

c) Have an elementary knowledge of feeding and watering, and understand the importance of cleanliness in the stables.

d) Demonstrate saddling, bridling, and rugging up.

Note: A holder of the 'C' certificate of the Pony Club qualifies for this badge.

1960 POR - Horsewoman Badge


1) a) Riding

Have a seat independent of the reins; maintain the correct seat and position of hands.

Be able to control her mount and use the correct aids in elementary movements, i.e. turning, circling, increasing and decreasing speed.  Jump low fences in good style; or

Driving

Harness and drive a pony/horse and cart on the road; be able to turn and back.  Know how to balance the cart correctly.

b) Know the rule of the road as it affects horses and horse-drawn vehicles.

2) Stable Management

a) Identify the essential items of the grooming kit and know their uses.

b) Have an elementary understanding of the care and cleaning of saddlery.

c) Have an elementary knowledge of feeding and watering, and understand the importance of cleanliness in the stables.

d) Demonstrate saddling, bridling, and rugging up.

Note: A holder of the 'C' certificate of the Pony Club qualifies for this badge.

1961 (July) POR - Horsewoman Badge


1) a) Riding

Have a seat independent of the reins; maintain the correct seat and position of hands.

Be able to control her mount and use the correct aids in elementary movements, i.e. turning, circling, increasing and decreasing speed.  Jump low fences in good style; or

Driving

Harness and drive a pony/horse and cart on the road; be able to turn and back.  Know how to balance the cart correctly.

b) Know the rule of the road as it affects horses and horse-drawn vehicles.

2) Stable Management

a) Identify the essential items of the grooming kit and know their uses.

b) Have an elementary understanding of the care and cleaning of saddlery.

c) Have an elementary knowledge of feeding and watering, and understand the importance of cleanliness in the stables.

d) Demonstrate saddling, bridling, and rugging up.

Note: A holder of the 'C' certificate of the Pony Club qualifies for this badge.

1964 (March) POR - Horsewoman Badge


1) a) Riding

Have a seat independent of the reins; maintain the correct seat and position of hands.

Be able to control her mount and use the correct aids in elementary movements, i.e. turning, circling, increasing and decreasing speed.  Jump low fences in good style; or

Driving

Harness and drive a pony/horse and cart on the road; be able to turn and back.  Know how to balance the cart correctly.

b) Know the rule of the road as it affects horses and horse-drawn vehicles.

2) Stable Management

a) Identify the essential items of the grooming kit and know their uses.

b) Have an elementary understanding of the care and cleaning of saddlery.

c) Have an elementary knowledge of feeding and watering, and understand the importance of cleanliness in the stables.

d) Demonstrate saddling, bridling, and rugging up.

Note: A holder of the 'C' certificate of the Pony Club qualifies for this badge.

1965 (July) POR - Horsewoman Badge


1) a) Riding

Have a seat independent of the reins; maintain the correct seat and position of hands.

Be able to control her mount and use the correct aids in elementary movements, i.e. turning, circling, increasing and decreasing speed.  Jump low fences in good style; or

Driving

Harness and drive a pony/horse and cart on the road; be able to turn and back.  Know how to balance the cart correctly.

b) Know the rule of the road as it affects horses and horse-drawn vehicles.

2) Stable Management

a) Identify the essential items of the grooming kit and know their uses.

b) Have an elementary understanding of the care and cleaning of saddlery.

c) Have an elementary knowledge of feeding and watering, and understand the importance of cleanliness in the stables.

d) Demonstrate saddling, bridling, and rugging-up.

Note: A holder of the 'C' certificate of the Pony Club qualifies for this badge.

1968 Guide Handbook - Horsewoman Badge


1) Pass one of the following sections:

a) Riding

You are to be judged on the turn-out of your pony and yourself.

i) Have a seat independent of the reins, maintain the correct seat and position of the hands.

ii) Be able to control your mount, and use the correct aids in elementary movements, i.e. turning, circling, increasing and decreasing speed, including aids for the canter on a named leg on a circle.

iii) Jump low fences in good style.

iv) Alter stirrups and tighten and loosen girth when mounted.

b) Driving

i) Harness and drive a pony/horse and cart on the road; demonstrate turning and backing.

ii) Know how to balance the cart correctly.

2) Know the rule of the road as it affects horses and horse-drawn vehicles.

3) Understand the care needed when riding in the countryside and across farm land.

Horsemastership

4) Identify the essential items of the grooming kit and know their uses.

5) Have an elementary knowledge of the care and cleaning of saddlery.

6) Have an elementary knowledge of feeding and watering and understand the importance of cleanliness in the stables.

7) Demonstrate saddling, bridling, and rugging-up.

8) Understand the care and working of a pone off grass.

9) Pick up and pick out the feet; recognize a loose or worn shoe, risen clench, and excessively long foot, and know that action to take.

10) Know the points of a horse.

Note: If you hold the 'C' certificate of the Pony Club you qualify for this badge.

1973 Guide Handbook - Horsewoman Badge


1) Pass one of the following sections:

a) Riding

You are judged on the turn-out of your pony and yourself.

i) Have a seat independent of the reins, maintain the correct seat and position of the hands.

ii) Be able to control your mount, and use the correct aids in elementary movements, i.e. turning, circling, increasing and decreasing speed, including aids for the canter on a named leg on a circle.

iii) Jump low fences in good style.

iv) Alter stirrups and tighten and loosen girth when mounted.

b) Driving

i) Harness and drive a pony/horse and cart on the road; demonstrate turning and backing.

ii) Know how to balance the cart correctly.

2) Know the rule of the road as it affects horses and horse-drawn vehicles.

3) Understand the care needed when riding in the countryside and across farm land.

Horsemastership

4) Identify the essential items of the grooming kit and know their uses.

5) Have an elementary knowledge of the care and cleaning of saddlery.

6) Have an elementary knowledge of feeding and watering and understand the importance of cleanliness in the stables.

7) Demonstrate saddling, bridling, and rugging-up.

8) Understand the care and working of a pony off grass.

9) Pick up and pick out the feet; recognize a loose or worn shoe, risen clench, and excessively long foot, and know that action to take.

10) Know the points of a horse.

Note: i) If you hold the 'C' certificate of the Pony Club you qualify for this badge.

ii) The tester must be qualified in this subject.

1978 Guide Interest Badge Amendments - Horsewoman Badge


1) Pass one of the following sections:

a) Riding

You are judged on the turn-out of your pony and yourself.

1) a) Have a seat independent of the reins, maintain the correct seat and position of the hands.

b) Be able to control your mount, and use the correct aids in elementary movements, i.e. turning, circling, increasing and decreasing speed, including aids for the canter on a named leg on a circle.

c) Jump low fences in good style.

d) Alter stirrups and tighten and loosen girth when mounted.

2) Know the rule of the road as it affects horses.

3) Understand the care needed when riding in the countryside and across farm land.

Horsemastership

4) Identify the essential items of the grooming kit and know their uses.

5) Have an elementary knowledge of the care and cleaning of saddlery.

6) Have an elementary knowledge of feeding and watering and understand the importance of cleanliness in the stables.

7) Demonstrate saddling, bridling, and rugging-up.

8) Understand the care and working of a pony off grass.

9) Pick up and pick out the feet; recognise a loose or worn shoe, risen clench, and excessively long foot, and know that action to take.

10) Know the points of a horse.

Note: The tester must be qualified in this subject.

1978 Guide Handbook - Horsewoman Badge


Riding

You are to be judged on the turn-out of our pony and yourself.

1) a) Have a seat independent of the reins, maintain the correct seat and position of the hands.

b) Be able to control your mount, and use the correct aids in elementary movements, i.e. turning, circling, increasing and decreasing speed, including aids for the canter on a named leg on a circle.

c) Jump low fences in good style.

d) Alter stirrups and tighten and loosen girth when mounted.

2) Know the rule of the road as it affects horses.

3) Understand the care needed when riding in the countryside and across farm land.

Horsemastership

4) Identify the essential items of the grooming kit and know their uses.

5) Have an elementary understanding of the care and cleaning of saddlery.

6) Have an elementary knowledge of feeding and watering and understand the importance of cleanliness in the stables.

7) Demonstrate saddling, bridling, and rugging-up.

8) Understand the care and working of a pony off grass.

9) Pick up and pick out the feet; recognize a loose or worn shoe, risen clench, and excessively long foot, and know what action to take.

10) Know the points of a horse.

Note: The tester must be qualified in this subject.

1983 Guide Badge Book - Horsewoman Badge not listed.

1987 (September) Guiding magazine - Guide Horsewoman badge re-introduced.

1987 Guide Badge Book Amendments - Horsewoman Badge


All sections are to be completed.


RIDING

1) Show a good turn out of pony and rider.

2) a) Have a seat independent of the reins, maintain the correct seat and position of the hands.

b) Be able to control your mount, and use the correct aids in elementary movements, i.e. turning, circling, increasing and decreasing speed, including aids for caner on a named leg on a circle.

c) Jump low fences in good style and ride up and down hill.

d) Alter stirrups and tighten and loosen girth when mounted.

3) Understand the care needed when riding in the countryside and across farmland.

4) Know the rules of the road as they affect horses.


STABLE MANAGEMENT

1) Identify the essential items of the grooming kit and know their uses.

2) Have an elementary understanding of the care and cleaning of saddlery.

3) Have an elementary knowledge of feeding and watering; understand the importance of cleanliness in the stables.

4) Demonstrate saddling, bridling, and rugging up.

5) Read the Pony Club publication Keeping a Pony at Grass.  Understand the care and working of a pony off grass.

6) Pick up and pick out the feet: recognise a loose worn shoe, risen clench, and excessively long foot, and know what action to take.

7) Know the points of the horse.

PROGRESS

Over three months keep a record of your stable management and riding activities taking particular note of the improvements made in this period.

INTEREST

Choose one sport from the following:

Showjumping

Eventing

Horseracing

Read a book about your chosen sport and find out about a sporting personality involved in it.  Talk to the tester about what you have learnt.

Note: Where a practical demonstration is impossible you must be capable of explaining the correct procedure.

1989 Guide Badge Book - Horsewoman Badge


All sections are to be completed.


RIDING

1) Show a good turn out of pony and rider.

2) a) Have a seat independent of the reins, maintain the correct seat and position of the hands.

b) Be able to control your mount, and use the correct aids in elementary movements, i.e. turning, circling, increasing and decreasing speed, including aids for canter on a named leg on a circle.

c) Jump low fences in good style and ride up and down hill.

d) Alter stirrups and tighten and loosen girth when mounted.

3) Understand the care needed when riding in the countryside and across farmland.

4) Know the rules of the road as they affect horses.


STABLE MANAGEMENT

1) Identify the essential items of the grooming kit and know their uses.

2) Have an elementary understanding of the care and cleaning of saddlery.

3) Have an elementary knowledge of feeding and watering; understand the importance of cleanliness in the stables.

4) Demonstrate saddling, bridling, and rugging up.

5) Read the Pony Club publication Keeping a Pony at Grass.  Understand the care and working of a pony off grass.

6) Pick up and pick out the feet: recognise a loose worn shoe, risen clench, and excessively long foot, and know what action to take.

7) Know the points of the horse.


PROGRESS

Over three months keep a record of your stable management and riding activities taking particular note of the improvements made in this period.


INTEREST

Choose one sport from the following:

Showjumping

Eventing

Horseracing

Read a book about your chosen sport and find out about a sporting personality involved in it.  Talk to the tester about what you have learnt.

Note: Where a practical demonstration is impossible you must be capable of explaining the correct procedure.

1991 Guide Badge Book - Horsewoman Badge


You must complete all the Parts to gain your badge.


Riding

1) Present yourself and your pony well.

2) Do the following:

a) have a seat independent of the reins and maintain the correct seat and position of the hands.

b) control your mount, and use the correct aids in basic movements such as turning, circling, increasing and decreasing speed, including cantering on a named leg on a circle.

c) jump low fences in good style and ride up and down a hill.

d) alter the stirrups and tighten and loosen the girth while mounted.

3) Understand the care needed when riding in the countryside and across farmland.

4) Know the rules of the road as they affect horses.


Stable Management

1) Identify the essential items in a grooming kit.  Know what everything is used for.

2) Know how to clean and care for saddlery.

3) Know the main points in feeding and watering horses and ponies.  Know why sables must be kept clean.

4) Demonstrate saddling, bridling and rugging up.

5) Read the Pony Club publication Keeping a Pony at Grass.  Understand the care and working of a pony off grass.

6) Pick up and pick out the feet.  Recognise a loose worn shoe, risen, clench and excessively long foot, and know what action to take.

7) Know the points of a horse.


Progress

Keep a record of your stable management and riding activities over a three-month period.  Note down any improvements you make during this time.


Interest

Choose one of these sports: show-jumping, eventing and horse racing and read a book about it.  Find out about a sporting personality involved in it.  Tell the tester what you have learnt.

Horsewoman becomes a Staged Badge.
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