2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Jul 18, 2024  
2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

AGE 101 - Riding Methods I

Description: Basics in pre-ride preparation, tacking, mounting, controlling and directing a horse at the walk and trot. Emphasis on safety, fundamental patterns, and smooth transitions. Includes exercises to develop focus, feel and balance to create fluid synchronization between horse and rider. Horse ownership required or contact instructor for lease option.

Credits: 2
Lecture: 1
Lab: 2

Course Content:
  1. Safety 
  2. Grooming 
  3. Tack 
  4. Warm-up 
  5. Mounting and dismounting 
  6. Riding aids 
  7. Walk, trot, halt, back 
  8. Cool down 

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Apply safety, handling, grooming and tacking techniques in preparation for riding. (1-3) 
  2. Apply warm-up techniques such as lunge lining, hot-walker, round-pen. (4) 
  3. Mount and dismount safely. (1,5) 
  4. Develop effective use of riding aids of legs, seat, hands and voice. (1,6) 
  5. Perform transitions between the walk, trot, halt and back. (1,7) 
  6. Apply focus, feel and balance methods while riding. (1,6,7) 
  7. Perform cool-down exercises. (1, 8)