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Equestrian Activity Badge

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

  1. Riding
    • Show you can catch a pony from a field or stable and tack up for riding.
    • Walk, trot and canter a pony.
    • Jump over small fences.
  2. Grooming and care
    • Groom your pony correctly and explain why it is necessary.
    • Show you know how to take care of saddlery and other equipment.
  3. Horse health
    • Find out about some of the basic health issues affecting horses and ponies, including worms and laminitis.
    • Show you have a basic knowledge of grass management. Show you recognise poisonous plants and the results of overgrazing.
  4. Safety
    • Talk about road safety for riding.
    • Explain why you need a hat, body protector, stirrup and other  safety equipment.



Each young person who participates in the Programme, including badges and awards, should face a similar degree of challenge, and requirements can be adapted according to each young person’s abilities.  For more information and practical tips see our guidance on flexibility


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