Level 2 Test

Suggested minimum age: 8


To have a basic understanding of ponies and horses
To achieve confidence in handling and riding a pony or horse
To improve and enjoy learning about ponies and horses


Mount and dismount
Understand and show a correct position in the saddle at halt
Be able to hold the reins correctly
Be able to ride a quiet pony or horse safely, in an enclosed area in walk and trot

Pony / Horse Care

Approach and handle a pony /horse correctly
Know basic needs of a pony/horse  in summer and winter
Catch a pony/ horse and put on a headcollar
Proper way to give a pony/ horse an apple or carrot
Lead a pony/ horse in hand in walk and turn correctly
Tie up correctly
Name simple points of the pony/ horse
Name different parts of saddle and bridle
Recognise a dandy brush and rubber curry comb


The Manual of Horsemanship - read the sections below:

  • Points of the horseMount and dismount (Omit ‘to dismount using the stirrup)
  • The correct length of stirrup
  • The position of the rider in the saddle
  • Holding single reins
  • Handling a horse
  • Fitting a headcollar
  • Leading and showing in hand
  • The parts of a saddle and snaffle bridle
  • Putting on a saddle and bridle
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