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Horsemanship Merit Badge Skill Center



March 15, 22 and 29
Nagel Base at Beaumont Scout Reservation
$60 per Scout
 
The Horsemanship Merit Badge Skill Center will provide Scouts with knowledge of how to care, groom and ride a horse. The skill center will be held over three consecutive Saturdays on March 15, 22 and 29. In addition to learning how to safely ride and care for horses, Scouts who earn this merit badge will gain an understanding of the instincts and behaviors of horses and humane and effective methods for training horses.


March 15 ​Classroom ​Riding
​Safety around horses ​Safely tying up a horse, grooming, saddling
​Parts of a horse ​Mounting
​Hoof care ​Intro to riding
​Bridles and saddles ​Stopping and starting
​March 22 ​Breeds of horses ​Stopping and starting
​Horse conformations ​Control and turning
​Feeding horses ​The four gates
​Horse health ​Obstacle course
​Review
​March 29 ​Written test
​Riding test
​Graduation trail ride
 
 

 

Click HERE to register online or fill out a registration form and mail to:
Greater St. Louis Area Council, BSA
4568 W. Pine Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63108

 
Phone: 314-361-0600 ask for Camping