Horseback Riding 101
with CEU Certificate*
have taken this course
While it's impossible to describe the exhilaration and connections to yourself and to nature you will experience while riding a horse, be assured that nothing else you ever do will be quite like it. That may not seem true the day after your first ride, when you will probably have some aches and pains from muscles you don't use often and may feel like your legs have forever become an "O" shape, or when you are learning to ride the trot, which is a big challenge for most of us, but those kinds of problems will disappear quickly as you learn and love to ride.
You'll also love horses themselves. They are friendly, gentle animals and companions – and enjoyable riding requires that you and your horse, or a stable horse you may ride, work together. Since horses are herding animals in the wild, they enjoy having at least one other horse companion, and will take you into their herd, too. You'll like that!This course will cover all the basics about riding, both beginning and advanced, and introduce almost everything you will need to know as you ride and/or decide to buy your own horse. Since all that knowledge and lore couldn't possibly fit into one course, and because there are some absolutely wonderful resources both online and at bookstores, we include many links so you can pursue information you want to deeper levels. Enjoy!
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- IACET CEUs
- 6 Months to Complete
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Lesson 1: The Joys of RidingHorseback riding is a wonderful outdoor adventure, taking you off-road to places you wouldn't otherwise see, and allowing you to go much farther than you would probably care to hike.
Lesson 2: Why Take Lessons and Basic Horse SenseThere are several important reasons to take lessons. This lesson exams some of those reasons.
Lesson 3: Finding a Good Instructor for LessonsThis lesson looks at finding the right person to give you good riding lessons.
Lesson 4: Should you Buy? Finding a Trainer and Vet, Buying Your HorseIf you love riding, your next dream may be owning your own horse. The first decision is whether you can afford it. This lesson examines the issue.
Lesson 5: Horse History and Breeds, Choosing a Breed and Riding StyleThis lesson examines the history of horses, their nature, and choosing a breed.
Lesson 6: Horse Habitats, Food and GroomingThis lesson examines the essentials of good horse habits, food and grooming, as well as boarding.
Lesson 7: Horse Tack: Halters and Leads, Bridle or HackamoresThis lesson explains all the riding gear used for horses.
Lesson 8: Saddles and Other TackThis lesson looks at saddles and other tack, as well as some of the basic body parts of the horse that you should familiarize yourself with.
Lesson 9: Horse Talk and Reviewing the BasicsIn this lesson we'll review basics and give you written and photo resources you can double check when you're on your own with a horse.
Lesson 10: Keeping Your Horse Healthy and HappyIn this lesson you will learn the basics of keeping your horse healthy and what may indicate you need to call your veterinarian or farrier.
Lesson 11: Medium and Advanced Skills ProgressThis lesson will cover trotting and cantering, and briefly discuss any bad habits your horse may have.
Lesson 12: Horseback Vacations, Camps, Showing, Racing and PerformingThis lesson takes a look at horseback vacations, camps, shows and racing.
Additional Course Information
- Document Your Lifelong Learning Achievements
- Earn an Official Certificate Documenting Course Hours and CEUs
- Verify Your Certificate with a Unique Serial Number Online
Course Title: Horseback Riding 101Course Number: 7550058Languages: English - United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and other English speaking countriesCourse Type: How ToCEU Value: 1.2 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earnedAssessment Method: Lesson assignments and review examsCourse URL: horsecare.onlineclasses.comInstructor: Cathleen ChouinardSyllabus: View SyllabusDuration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!Requirements: View Technical RequirementsCourse Fee: $40.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $65.00
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Learning OutcomesBy successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Summarize the joys of riding.
- Describe how to find a good instructor for lessons.
- Determine whether or not you should buy a horse.
- Describe horse history and breeds, choosing a breed and riding style.
- Describe horse habitats, food and grooming.
- Summarize horse tack.
- Summarize saddles and other tack.
- Describe ways of keeping your horse healthy and happy, and
- Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
An Introduction Assignment 5 Lesson 1 Assignment: Finding Joy Assignment 30 Lesson 1 The Joys of Riding Exam 10 Lesson 2 Assignment: Horse Sense Assignment 30 Lesson 2 Why Take Lessons and Basic Horse Sense Exam 14 Lesson 3 Assignmnet: Lesson Preparation Assignment 40 Lesson 3 Finding a Good Instructor for Lessons Exam 11 Lesson 4 Assignment: Buyer Evaluation Assignment 30 Lesson 4 Should you Buy? Finding a Trainer and Vet, Buying Your Horse Exam 11 Lesson 5 Assignment: Examining Breeds Assignment 30 Lesson 5 Horse History and Breeds, Choosing a Breed and Riding Style Exam 14 Lesson 6 Assignment: Food and Grooming Assignment 40 Lesson 6 Horse Habitats, Food and Grooming Exam 15 Lesson 7 Assignment: Tack Defined Assignment 30 Lesson 7 Horse Tack: Halters and Leads, Bridle or Hackamores Exam 14 Lesson 8 Assignment: The Right Saddle Assignment 30 Lesson 8 Saddles and Other Tack Exam 14 Lesson 9 Assignment: The Basics Assignment 50 Lesson 9 Horse Talk and Reviewing the Basics Exam 14 Lesson 10 Assignment: Health and Happiness Assignment 30 Lesson 10 Keeping Your Horse Healthy and Happy Exam 14 Lesson 11 Assignment: Bad Habits Assignment 30 Lesson 11 Medium and Advanced Skills Progress Exam 14 Lesson 12 Assignment: Vacations to Competitions Assignment 30 Lesson 12 Horseback Vacations, Camps, Showing, Racing and Performing Exam 14 The Final Exam Exam 25 Total Points: 589