Scout Programs

We currently offer both Boy and Girl Scout programs. Our programs can be adjusted per your badge work requirements. Please contact us for more information and to book your scouts program today!

 

Some examples of Badge Programs!

 

HORSE LOVERS BADGE

–       Scouts will receive a tour of Equestrian Center

–       Scouts will observe a breed demonstration.

–       Scouts will hear guidelines for general care and schedule of horses

–       Scouts will participate in discussion on equine professions

–       Scouts receive handouts on brushes, saddles and bridles.

–       Scouts will observe a saddling and bridling demonstration.

–       Scouts will learn to care for and clean equipment.

–       Scouts groom horse(s).

–       Scouts will bath and finish a horse (Weather Permitting).

–       Scouts will observe a western, hunt seat and jumping demonstration.

–       Scouts will ride a horse around an arena (Scouts horse will be held at all times during riding).

 

HORSE RIDERS BADGE

–       Scouts will receive tour of Equestrian Center.

–       Scouts will participate in discussion on vaccine program and common health problems.

–       Scouts receive a handout of equine body parts.

–       Scouts will participate in a discussion on hunt seat and western tack functions and costs.

–       Scouts groom horse(s).

–       Scouts tack horse(s).

–       Scouts will demonstrate mounting, dismounting and learn some responses to a horse bucking,       rearing, stumbling, stopping or bolting.

–       Scouts will ride a horse around an arena (Scouts horse will be held at all times during riding).

 

 

HORSE SENSE BADGE

–       Skills Builder

–       At a riding academy, stables, or riding program, learn how to safely groom, lead tie, bridle, saddle, and mount a horse.

–       Find out how to hold a horse for a vet.

–       Identify 6 safety rules to use on and off the horse.

–       Learn about horse breeding.

–       Learn to asses a horse physically and temperamentally.

–       Technology

–       find out how modern science has contributed to the health, breeding, training, and care of horses.

–       Learn about tack and how to care for it

–       Service Projects: Find out how horses are used in therapeutic programs for people with disabilities.

–       Career Exploration: Find out 3 careers related to horses and explore 3 of them.

–       Shadow a horse trainer.

 

 

HORSEMANSHIP MERIT BADGE

–       Scouts will receive a tour of Saddle Lake Equestrian Center. Complete with information on housing, safety & fire, manure removal, bedding, feeding care, veterinary care, trouble shooting medical issues including colic, and veterinary medical standards. All aspects are discussed for foals through elderly, stallions as well as wet and dry mares. Cost is discussed as it affects each topic.

–       Scouts will hear about farrier standards. Cost and Care.

–       Scouts will hear guidelines for general care and schedule of horses with consideration given to age and gender of horse.

–       Scouts will observe a breed demonstration with form to function as the focus.

–       Scouts will participate in a discussion on colors and parts of the horse.

–       Scouts will participate in discussion on equine professions.

–       Scouts will groom horse(s).

–       Scouts will observe a saddling and bridling demonstration.

–       Scouts will assist in tacking horse(s).

–       Scouts will learn to care for and clean equipment.

–       Scouts will participate in a discussion on hunt seat and western tack functions and costs.

–       Scouts will ride a horse around an arena (scouts horse will be held at all times during riding).

–       Scouts receive handouts on brushes, saddles, and bridles.

–       Scouts receive a handout on equine body parts.

 

 

Each program will end with a quiz covering the information given that day. The highest score will receive a Saddle Lake Equestrian Center gift!