Pony Club

Welcome to Talbot Run Pony Club Riding Center
Talbot Run Pony Club Riding Center is excited to announce our 2015 program. Robin Petrasek, our Pony Club instructor is a graduate H Pony Clubber and is looking forward to working with all our Pony Clubbers to help them grow both as riders and horse lovers.  Gracie and Kim will be co instructors.  We hope to bring in outside clinicians to enhance our instructional program.
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 The Talbot Run Riding Center Program will include 2 mounted lessons per month plus at least one unmounted meeting.      Lessons will concentrate on working on rating standards for riding – including riding on the flat and jumping. Unmounted lessons will cover a variety of topics including horse anatomy, veterinary care, bandaging, nutrition, competition rules, farm management and developing future leadership and teaching skills.  We will also be participating in the USPC Badge Program at the D level.
 Pony Clubbers will have the opportunity to participate in rallies throughout the spring, summer and fall.
 Costs:
 $140 – All Pony Clubbers must join the United States Pony Club (USPC).  In addition there is a $25 membership fee to the Capital  Region.
 $60 per month  – Talbot Run fees for lessons and unmounted instruction.
 $30 (approx.) – Rating fee (Periodic depending on progress)
?  – Rally costs including additional practices depending on discipline – Each participant is responsible.
Required:
Talbot Run polo shirt  – for ratings and rallies
D Manual and Badge Handbook– can be purchased from Pony Club website
Pony Club Pin – provided by USPC

Talbot Run Riding Center

Mounted Lessons Winter 2015 (Subject to modification based on rider needs:)

Date                                   D1                           D2                               D3                   C1

January 11 Leading a mount correctly

Flat – Shorten and lengthen reins

Picking up stirrups at walk and trot.

Spacing/Serpentines.

Riding in pairs

Put on Bridle

Jogging a mount

Put on bridle.

Discuss eye position on horse.

Warmup using suppling exercises and explain.

Aids

Diagonals and serpentines etc.

Safe passing.

Small Grid

Tie Quick release

Jogging a mount

Discuss eye position on horse.

Demo suppling exercises.

Increase and decrease speed at walk and trot.

Natural vs. Artificial aids

No stirrups – walk,,trot and canter.

Grid

Tie quick release.

Jogging a mount

Michelle Demo and discuss warm-up.

Increase and decrease speeds at all gaits.

Natural Aids vs. artificial

No stirrups walk, trot canter.

Poles and distances.

Grid

Tie quick release.

January 25 Tack Correctly

Adjust stirrups and girth from ground.

Name 10 saddle and bridle parts.

Types of bits

Talk about unsafe equipment

Tack cleaning.

Ride without stirrups at walk and trot?

Emergency Dismount.

Jump position over poles walk and trot.

Bareback

Adjust stirrups and girth mounted

Teach suppling exercise and discuss.

Canter leads.

Canter aids.

Passing at the canter.

Jump poles at trot. Distances

Emergency Dismount

15 saddle parts.

How bits work.

Adjust stirrups and girth mounted

Teach Warmup and discuss.

20 meter circles

Canter leads.

Canter aids.

Passing at the canter

Simple changes.

Jump poles at trot and canter. Distances

Emergency Dismount

15 saddle parts.

How bits work.

Adjust stirrups and girth mounted

Discuss War-up.

Canter leads.

Canter aids.

Passing at the canter.

20 meter circles – canter, canter serpentines.

Counter Canter

Flying changes.

Emergency Dismount

February 1 Transitions

Intro to dressage

20 meter circles

10 parts of horse

Breeds colors markings

Horse parts

Breeds

Teach Suppling exercises and discuss

Transitions

20 meter circles at trot

Dressage

Teach Warmup and discuss

Demo step back

Horse parts

Breeds

Transitions

20 meter circles

Dressage

Warmup and discuss

Reinback

Dressage

Transitions

Leg Yield

Hoof and leg anatomy

Hoof care and diseases

Shoeing

February 15 Games

Vet Care

Apply boots

Bandaging

Games

Types of Bandages and uses

Boots

Polo wraps

Games

Types of bandages and uses

Boots

Polo wraps

Games

Boots

Types of bandages

Stable Shipping

Bandages

March 1 Simple Grid work – poles or crossrails.

Pick feet

Hoofcare

Teach Suppling exercises and discuss

Jump Course

Conformation

Rollbacks

Distances

Teach Warm up and discuss

Jump Course

Conformation

Rollbacks

Distances

Jump Course

Conformation

Rollbacks

Distances

March 15 Riding in the Open

Discuss cooling out.

Land Conservation

Cross Country

Conditioning

Land Conservation

Cross Country

Conditioning

Vital signs

Land Conservation

Cross Country

Vital signs

Conditioning

 

 

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