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Course Description

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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  • 6 Months to Complete
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Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Know 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.
  • Know horse tack.
  • Know 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.
 
 
 
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Universal Class, Inc. has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this approval, Universal Class, Inc. has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is widely recognized as the Standard of good practice internationally. As a result of their Accredited Provider status, Universal Class, Inc. is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its courses that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.
 
 
 

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Course Lessons

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Lesson 1: The Joys of Riding

Horseback 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. 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Review Article: North American Riding for the Handicapped
  • Review Article: American Quarter Horse Association
  • Take Poll: Favorite Movie
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 1 The Joys of Riding

Lesson 2: Why Take Lessons and Basic Horse Sense

There are several important reasons to take lessons. This lesson exams some of those reasons. 14 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Review Video: You Tube
  • Review Video: You Tube
  • Review Video: You Tube
  • Take Poll: New to riding?
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 2 Why Take Lessons and Basic Horse Sense

Lesson 3: Finding a Good Instructor for Lessons

This lesson looks at finding the right person to give you good riding lessons. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 3 Finding a Good Instructor for Lessons

Lesson 4: Should you Buy? Finding a Trainer and Vet, Buying Your Horse

If 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. 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Review Article: American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Review Video: You Tube
  • Take Poll: Buy or not?
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 4 Should you Buy? Finding a Trainer and Vet, Buying Your Horse

Lesson 5: Horse History and Breeds, Choosing a Breed and Riding Style

This lesson examines the history of horses, their nature, and choosing a breed. 32 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video A
  • Lesson 5 Video B
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment: Examining Breeds
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment: Examining Breeds
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 5 Horse History and Breeds, Choosing a Breed and Riding Style
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 5 Horse History and Breeds, Choosing a Breed and Riding Style

Lesson 6: Horse Habitats, Food and Grooming

This lesson examines the essentials of good horse habits, food and grooming, as well as boarding. 17 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Review Article: North Dakota State University
  • Review Video: You Tube
  • Review Video: You Tube
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Assignment: Food and Grooming
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 6 Horse Habitats, Food and Grooming

Lesson 7: Horse Tack: Halters and Leads, Bridle or Hackamores

This lesson explains all the riding gear used for horses. 16 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Review Article: Horse Tack Co.
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Assignment: Tack Defined
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 7 Horse Tack: Halters and Leads, Bridle or Hackamores

Lesson 8: Saddles and Other Tack

This 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. 16 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Review Article: Horse Tack Review
  • Review Article: Horse Saddle Shop
  • Review Video: You Tube
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Assignment: The Right Saddle
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 8 Saddles and Other Tack

Lesson 9: Horse Talk and Reviewing the Basics

In 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. 16 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Review Article: Bridles
  • Review Article: Riding Basics
  • Review Article: Glossary of Horse Terms
  • Review Article: Basics of English and Western Riding
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Assignment: The Basics
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 9 Horse Talk and Reviewing the Basics

Lesson 10: Keeping Your Horse Healthy and Happy

In this lesson you will learn the basics of keeping your horse healthy and what may indicate you need to call your veterinarian or farrier. 14 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Review Article: KY Horseshoeing School
  • Review Article: National Museum of Horseshoeing
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 10 Keeping Your Horse Healthy and Happy

Lesson 11: Medium and Advanced Skills Progress

This lesson will cover trotting and cantering, and briefly discuss any bad habits your horse may have. 14 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Review Article: Horsekeeping.com
  • Review Article: MeredthManor.com
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 11 Medium and Advanced Skills Progress

Lesson 12: Horseback Vacations, Camps, Showing, Racing and Performing

This lesson takes a look at horseback vacations, camps, shows and racing. 39 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Review Article: NFR
  • Review Article: Cross Country International
  • Take Poll: Course Completion Poll: Your Thoughts
  • Take Survey: Course Comments
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete Exam: Lesson 12 Horseback Vacations, Camps, Showing, Racing and Performing
  • Complete: The Final Exam
210
Total Course Points

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Course Title: Horseback Riding 101
Course Number: 7550058
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: How To
CEU Value: 0.5 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 earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
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