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Horseback Riding Pin (Cub Scout Pack (BSA))

Earn the Horseback Riding belt loop, and complete five of the following requirements:

  • 1 Learn about three famous horses. Explain why these horses were well-known.
  • 2 Using pictures of these different animals, explain to your den or family the difference between a horse, pony, mule, and donkey.
  • 3 Explain how a horse is measured and what a “hand” equals when measuring a horse.
  • 4 Using a picture, point out these main parts of a horse: forehead, muzzle, mane, withers, point of hip, knee, hoof, and root of tail.
  • 5 Describe three different breeds of horses and explain what feature makes each breed special.
  • 6 Using photos or pictures you have drawn, explain to your den or family at least three different ways that horses can help us.
  • 7 Name five things healthy for a horse’s diet.
  • 8 Tell why it is important to wear an approved riding helmet when you go horseback riding.
  • 9 Photograph or draw a picture of the saddle you used for the ride you took to earn the belt loop.
  • 10 With your parent or adult partner, visit a veterinarian who cares for horses. Write the answers to three questions you ask him or her.
  • 11 Spend at least 15 minutes before and after your ride getting to know your horse by talking calmly to it and stroking it slowly.
  • 12 Go on a supervised horseback ride for at least 30 minutes. Dress appropriately and show that you can safely mount and dismount the horse.