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Scouts Equestrian Activity Badge

Scouts Equestrian Activity Badge

Perfect your walk, trot and canter. Showcase your horsemanship skills and create an emotional and trusted bond with your horse

Here’s what you need to do to earn this badge:

  1. Riding
    1. Show you can catch a pony from a field or stable and tack up for riding.
    2. Walk, trot and canter a pony.
    3. Jump over small fences.
  2. Grooming and care
    1. Groom your pony correctly and explain why it is necessary.
    2. Show you know how to take care of saddlery and other equipment.
  3. Horse health
    1. Find out about some of the basic health issues affecting horses and ponies, including worms and laminitis.
    2. Show you have a basic knowledge of grass management.

      Show you recognise poisonous plants and the results of overgrazing.

  4. Safety
    1. Talk about road safety for riding.
    2. Explain why you need a hat, body protector, stirrup and other safety equipment.

January 2015.

Requirements can be adapted to suit each young persons abilities. See our guidance on flexibility.

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