2020-2021 Catalog 
    Nov 30, 2023  
2020-2021 Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

AGE 158 - Fundamentals of Trail Riding

Description: Preparation of horse and rider for safe and enjoyable trail rides. Includes appropriate tack selection, trail first aid, etiquette of riding in groups, camping considerations, and trailering. On-campus use of trail obstacle course includes water crossing, teeter-totter, pedestal and bridges. Horse ownership required or contact instructor for lease option. Ability to transport horse to site required.

Credits: 2
Lecture: 1
Lab: 2

Course Content:
  1. Trailering, handling, loading, and transport of horses 
  2. Trail-specific tack and gear for horse and rider 
  3. Maneuvering trail obstacles 
  4. Trail etiquette and safety 
  5. Trail-specific first aid and kit design 
  6. Introduction to camping with horses 

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Identify and implement elements for safe transport of horses. (1) 
  2. Evaluate trail-specific tack and gear for horse and rider. (2) 
  3. Safely and efficiently maneuver a trail obstacle course. (3,4) 
  4. Explain basic trail first aid. (5) 
  5. Develop a trail-specific first aid kit. (5) 
  6. Identify horse camping considerations including camp selection and horse containment while camping. (6) 
  7. Develop a list of supplies for horse and rider for weekend camp trips. (6)