Meerkat Horse-Riding Badge

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Badge requirements[edit]

Horse-Riding Meerkat Interest Badge

Do the following:

  1. Show that you know how to dress safely for riding. Explain why it is important to wear a hard hat and the proper footwear.
  2. Point out the main body parts of a pony or horse.
  3. Name four types of horse.
  4. Point out the main parts of a saddle and bridle.
  5. Show how to approach a pony or horse correctly.
  6. Show how to mount and dismount a horse safely.
  7. Show the correct way to sit in the saddle.
  8. Show how to hold the reins correctly.
  9. Show how to walk and trot safely in an enclosed area, on or off a leading rein.
  10. Show you can do TWO of these skills on or off a leading rein:
    • walking without stirrups.
    • walking on a loose rein and shortening the reins.
    • do around the world.
    • throw and catch a ball.
    • riding over a single pole or very small fence.