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Cub Scout Activity Badges: Equestrian


The Cub Scout must complete these five activities.

  1. Show how to mount and dismount a horse safely.

  2. Show the correct position in the saddle.

  3. Show how to hold the reins correctly.

  4. Show how to ride safely in an enclosed area without a leading rein. This should include walking and trotting.

  5. Show two of the following skills:

    1. walking without stirrups

    2. walking on a loose rein and shortening the reins

    3. riding up and down a hill at walking pace

    4. cantering

    5. riding over a single pole or very small fence.


A Cub Scout who has gained The Pony Club's 'D' Standard or higher automatically qualifies for this Badge.