1995 Brownie Guide Badge Book - Rider Badge Stage 1
If you hold the Pony Club D Test Certificate or the Riding for the Disabled Association Proficiency Test Grade 3 Award, you may have this badge.
1) Show the tester that you know how to dress appropriately and understand the importance of wearing a hard hat.
2) Demonstrate or explain how to:
a) approach a pony or horse correctly, using aids if necessary
b) catch a pony or horse and put on a headcollar/halter
c ) lead a pony or horse in hand
d) give a pony or horse an apple or carrot.
3) Be able to:
a) mount and dismount correctly
b) demonstrate the correct position in the saddle and hold the reins correctly
c) ride a quiet pony or horse in an enclosed area without a leading rein and stop, walk, turn and trot safely.
4) Know how to ride along and across a road with an adult accompanying you.
5) Know the basic needs of a grass-kept pony or horse in summer and winter, for example, feeding, watering and grooming.
a) the simple points of a pony or horse
b) some parts of a saddle and bridle.
1995 Brownie Guide Badge Book - Rider Badge Stage 2
If you hold the Pony Club D Plus Certificate or the Riding for the Disabled Association Proficiency Test Grade 4 Award, you may have this badge.
1) Demonstrate or explain how to control a quiet pony or horse on the road or in the countryside. You should be able to:
a) use simple leg and hand aids effectively
b) make simple turns and circles in walk and trot
c) canter over a single pole and a very small fence
d) walk without stirrups
e) alter your stirrups and tighten or loosen your girth while mounted.
2) Show that you understand the Green Cross Code as it applies to riders and the importance of thanking considerate drivers and pedestrians.
3) Know something about caring for your pony or horse. Demonstrate or explain how to:
a) put on a saddle and bridle (with a snaffle bit)
b) clean a saddle and bridle
c) lead a pony or horse in hand at walk and trot
d) tie up a pony or horse correctly
e) pick up and pick out feet.
4) Identify the essential items of a grooming kit and know how they are used.
5) Know the common colours and makings of a pony or horse.
1995 Brownie Guide Badge Book - Rider Badge Stage 3
If you hold the Pony Club C Test Certificate and complete Clause 11 or hold the Riding for the Disabled Association Proficiency Test Grade 6 Award, you may have this badge.
1) Present yourself and your pony or horse well.
2) Show that you can control your mount, have a seat independent of the reins, and maintain the correct position of the hands at walk, trot and canter. You should be able to do the following:
a) use the correct aids to increase and decrease pace; turn circles at walk, trot and canter; canter in a circle on a named leg
b) ride up and down hills and jump low fences in good style
c) trot without stirrups
3) Understand the care needed when riding in the countryside and across farmland.
4) Know the Highway Code as it applies to riders and demonstrate an awareness of possible dangers while riding on the roads.
5) Know how to clean and care for saddlery.
6) Know the main points of feeding and watering ponies or horses and understand the importance of cleanliness.
7) Show that you know how to saddle, bridle and rug up a pony or horse.
8) Understand the care and working of a grass-kept pony or horse.
9) Know when a pony or horse needs shoeing and recognize when it is lame.
10) Know the main indicators for health in a pony or horse and how to treat minor wounds.
11) Keep a record of your stable management and riding activities for three months, noting any improvements.
1995 Brownie Guide Badge Book - Rider Badge Stage 4
If you hold the Pony Club C Plus test Certificate and complete Clause 9 or hold the Riding for the Disabled Association Proficiency Test Grade 7 Award, you may have this badge.
1) Show that you are a competent rider with a secure seat independent of the reins and understand the correct application of the aids. You should be able to do the following:
a) sitting trot; rising trot on either diagonal; change the diagonal
b) ride up and down steep hills and jump fences and ditches at trot and canter
c) change leg at canter through trot
d) open a simple gate without dismounting
e) canter without stirrups.
2) Show that you understand the Highway Code as it applies to rides and know how to behave when riding in company.
3) Know how to care for and work both a pony or horse off-grass and a stabled pony or horse. Understand why and how feeding, watering regimes and work have to be varied according to whether the pony or horse is stabled or grass-kept.
4) Know the structure of a pony's or horse's foot. Watch a farrier at work and know the names of th e farrier's essential tools.
5) Demonstrate or explain how to fit a saddle and bridle and understand the importance of well-fitting tack.
6) Recognise and know how to put on a rug, tail bandage, travel bandages and a roller.
7) Know when a pony or horse is lame or in poor condition and be able to recognize minor ailments.
8) Have an understanding of basic first aid and be able to carry out basic treatment for wounds, ailments and lameness as prescribed by a vet.
9) Do one of the following and be prepared to talk to the tester about what you have learned:
* Choose an equestrian sport, for example, show jumping, eventing or dressage. Read a book about it and find out about a sporting personality involved in the sport.
* Build up a scrapbook or file of information on the equestrian subject of your choice.