Birds

Recognise and colour the five most seen birds in the UK: House Sparrow, Starling, Blackbird, Blue Tit, Chaffinch.
Information taken from www.rspb.org.uk – UK Birds Survey 2005.

Camping

  • Know the importance of having an adult with them.
  • Know when it is a suitable time of year to camp.
  • Know where it is safe to put up a tent. Help put up and take down a tent. Know it is important to close gates.
  • Fire safety & Basic first aid

Care of the Foot

  • Recognise and point to the three parts of the foot.
  • Know how and why to use a hoof pick and skip bucket.
  • Know how and why to apply hoof oil.
  • Know if the pony is shod or unshod.

Carriage Driving

Using a driving harness, name five or six pieces of harness: breast harness, traces, pad, crupper and breeching, reins and blinkers. Using a vehicle, name the following parts of the vehicle: swingletree, shafts, wheels and seat. Recognise different vehicles from photographs: 2 wheeled and 4 wheeled

Farming

  • Identify five farm animals, e.g. pig, cow, hen, sheep, goat. Match the animals to their housing, e.g. shed, pen, coup, sty. Name the farm animals’ young, e.g. piglet, chick, lamb, calf and kid. Name three pieces of farm equipment, e.g. tractor, plough, combine harvester.
  • Make a basic model of a farm through pictures or visiting a farm.

Feed Your Pony

  • Feed from a flat hand. Clean and fill a water bucket.
  • Recognise Hay/Haylage, Chaff and Salt. A basic understanding that water and fibre are essential to the pony’s diet.

Fire Safety

  • Knowledge of possible causes of stable fires.
  • Know what to do if you discover a fire.
  • Recognise basic fire fighting equipment.
  • Be aware of what you can do to prevent a fire.

Grooming

  • Recognise and use: hoof pick (assisted), dandy brush, rubber curry comb, mane comb, sponge, water and brush.

Horse Clothing

  • Recognise at least two types of rug, e.g. stable, turnout and summer sheet. Recognise at least two types
    of exercise boot, e.g. tendon, overreach and travel. Recognise a tail bandage.
  • Know how to fasten a rug.
  • Have knowledge of how to measure your pony to fit a rug.

Mucking Out

  • Recognise and use manure scoops, skips, rubber gloves, yard brushes, wheelbarrows.
  • Be able to skip out a stable safely when pony is tied up. Assist with sweeping the stable yard and correct storage of tools.
  • Assist with picking up droppings from paddock as part of a grassland management regime.

Pet Sense

  • Be responsible for the daily care of a pet for one month.
  • Explain how and when you feed and clean its home.
  • Take photographs for your pet during exercise, play and training, if appropriate. Explain how you would recognise if your pet was unwell or injured and where you would get help and advice.

Points of the Pony

Show and name six points: ears, eyes, nostrils, mane, tail, hoof.

Points of the Tack

Show and name:

  • Bridle: reins and noseband;
  • Saddle: Stirrup, Girth and Pommel.

Poisonous Plants

  • Find and identify four poisonous plants, e.g. Deadly Nightshade, Fox Glove, Hemlock, Ragwort and Acorn.
  • Draw, label and colour a picture of each or pick samples, press and label.

Pony Behaviour

  • Recognise when a pony is angry, happy and sad.
  • Understand how ponies live in the wild as part of a herd.
  • Have knowledge of safety around a pony, e.g. where to stand, how to approach the pony and the reasons.

Road Rider

  • Have knowledge of: Basic signals – left, right and thank you. Safety equipment – hi viz hat stripes, boots, tack.
  • Where to ride and what to take with you – e.g. mobile phone (in holder), hoof pick (fold up).
  • The syllabi for the Progressive Tests, Bronze Award 1, 2 and 3 should be used.

Working Dogs

  • Recognise at least four working dogs, e.g. Spaniel, Labrador, Terrier and Alsatian (police dog).
  • Have knowledge of what a working dog does, e.g. gun dog, guide dog or police dog.
  • Collect pictures from magazines or draw the working dogs and say what job they might do.