Between 2:00pm and 3:30pm, we will have stations set up to complete Beginner Badges. So t he younger members (6-9 year olds) are to come at that time as well as ALL older members (10+ years) who have not yet completed the following badges:
* Parts of the Pony - Being able to point out at least 10 parts of the pony on a real horse.
* Parts of the Saddle - Being able to point out at least 10 parts of the saddle including girth, saddle pad, and stirrups.
* Parts of the Bridle - Being able to point out at least 5 parts of a bridle.
* Colours and Markings - Create a poster using cut outs from old horse magazines showing 5 different colours, 4 different face markings, and 3 different leg markings. (Anyone who has old magazines that they could donate for this activity would be appreciated!)
* I Love My Pony - Create an identity card that includes the pony's name, height, gender, age, breed, and colour/markings as well as the members name, age, and branch. The card can be decorated with stickers and will include a picture of the pony. We will have pictures and information on the 5 Pony Club ponies that members can use but they are welcome to bring in information and a picture of a pony they choose from home as well as stickers or anything else they would like to use to decorate their card.
Note that any members who went to camp need to complete the "I Love My Pony" badge to get their "Camp" badge (this includes Charlotte Pond, Hannah Knorr, Hope Connors, Laura How, Madison Miller, and Rachel Haanstra)
Between 3:30pm and 5:30pm, the older members will have the opportunity to finish badges that have been partially completed:
* Handling & Grooming: Being able to catch a pony in the field, put halter on and off, leading a pony (away, turn, stand, trot), release a pony in the stall, put on cross ties, and tie a quick release knot. Knowing when to groom and why and being able to identify the grooming tools (curry comb, dandy brush, body brush, face brush, mane/tail comb, hoof pick, sweat scrapper, shedding blade), their purpose, the order they are used in, and demonstrate how they are used. (Those who have partially completed this badge include Lola Trembath, Jorja Bubar, Maja Mooers, Rachel Haanstra, and Sophia Mason)
* Saddlery & Tack Care: Know the materials required to clean tack, take apart/clean/put tack back together, know the basics of properly fitting a bridle and saddle, and show that they can bridle and saddle a horse. (Those who have partially completed this badge include Emma Hunter, Hannah Cruickshank, Jenna Fidler, Josie Davenport, and Sarah Gaines)
Anyone who has materials for badges they have been doing on their own, should bring them this Sunday so that I can give them credit for completion.
Please let me know if you have any questions. See you on Sunday.