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

AGE 201 - Riding Methods II

Description: Advanced riding skills for any discipline. Emphasis on safety, tack, grooming, horsemanship, and applicable gaits for various breeds. Focus on balance, control, posting, transitions, lateral work, training patterns and basic trail obstacles. Trailering and trail etiquette. Horse ownership required or lease option available; contact instructor.

Credits: 2
Lecture: 1
Lab: 2

Course Content:
  1. Safety and etiquette
  2. Trailering
  3. Grooming and saddling
  4. Contact and control
  5. Aids
  6. Walk, trot/jog or gait, and canter/lope
  7. Transitions
  8. Lateral work
  9. Patterns and basic trail obstacles

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Apply safety rules when engaging a horse. (1,3)
  2. Apply arena and trail etiquette. (1)
  3. Identify and fit the tack used in English and Western riding. (3)
  4. Use correct seat and aids for specific styles of riding. (1,4,5)
  5. Present a horse in a walk, jog/posting trot or alternative gait and canter/lope. (4-8)
  6. Present transitions through the gaits. (4-8)
  7. Turn a horse on forehand and haunch, half and side pass. (1,4-8)
  8. Ride a horse through patterns including figure eight and serpentine. (1,4-9)
  9. Navigate basic trail obstacles. (1, 4-9)
  10. Safely load and unload horse from trailer. (1,2)