Junior Girl Scout Patch/Badges
Horse Fan Patch/Badge and Horse Rider Patch/Badge
• These two Patches will take approximately 2 hours each and can be obtained together or separately.
The suggested donation is $35.00 per Patch/Badge, or $55.00 together
Brownies Fun with Horses Patch/Badge
Animal Try It and Giddy Up and Go Try It Patch/Badges
• This Badge will take about 2 ½ hours
• Suggested donation: $35 per girl
|• We will look in the barn and horse stalls and see all the equipment that is needed.|
|• Learn how Ananda Farm feeds the horses and what they eat.|
|• Give a horse a special treat.|
|• The riding instructor will show you the correct way to mount and dismount from a horse. Sit in the saddle and take hold of the reins. The instructor will also lead you on a short ride in order to get the feel of how the horse moves.|
|• You will learn what you should wear while riding a horse and how does the clothing that you wear keep you safe while you are riding.|
|• Look at the special riding helmets and learn why you always wear a riding helmet when riding.|
|• Watch someone grooming a horse and then help groom a horse using a brush, currycomb and hoof pick. |
|• Learn what “tacking up” a horse is and look at a saddle and learn the difference between a Western and English saddle, what the function of the tack is.|
Horseback Riding Patch
The girls will complete the following requirements to earn this Patch:
“Get Ready To Ride”
Groom, saddle and bridle a horse.
Learn the difference between English and Western tack and how to take care of it.
“In Good Form”
|• Mount and dismount a horse.|
|• Turn and stop a horse at a walk and trot/jog.|
“Clips, Combs and More”
|• Learn about tools for grooming and practice your new learned skills on a horse.
|• Learn how the grooming process changes with the seasons.
|• Learn the parts of a horse and label them on a diagram.
|• Discuss common ailments and diseases, and ways they can be treated and how to prevent them.
|• Take a horse’s vital signs.
“Perfect Your Form”
|• Take a brief riding lesson to learn the basics
|• Lead a horse
|• Mount and dismount
|• Start, stop, steer and back up a horse
|• Ride a horse at a walk and a trot/jog|
I Love Horses Patch/Badge
The Juniors will complete the following six activities and part of “Get Ready to Ride” to obtain the I Love Horses Patch/Badge:
“On The Trail”
|• Cost and types of disciplines offered at our farm.
|• Are lesson horses available or do you have to own or lease your own horse?
|• Available riding facilities, such as a ring, round pen or trails.
“Caring for Horses”
|• Types of feed a horse needs daily.
|• Acceptable horse treats.
|• Everyday care in a stable.
|• How often a horse needs to see the farrier and why.
|• Demonstrate how to clean a stall and why it’s important for the horse.
“Fashion and Function”
|• Correct and safe clothing for shows.
|• Safety features in footwear, pants, helmets.
“Making a Career of Riding”
|• Learn about three horse careers and what it takes to do each one, i.e., schooling required, experience, etc.
“Ease With Equipment”
|• Learn the parts of the saddle and bridle.
|• Learn how each part contributes to the comfort of the horse and rider.
|• Learn how to care and maintain the saddle and bridle, and how it properly fits on the horse.
|• Learn about a famous horse