To ensure riders are learning with achievable goals, the WHCC is utilizing curriculum developed by HorseSense Learning Levels. The curriculum focuses on both mounted horsemanship as well as unmounted instruction.
The Rainbow Level is an introductory level for riders aged 4 through 7, who are not yet able to ride and care for a pony independently. Rainbow Level riders should always practice their skills with the supervision and assistance of an instructor! Rainbow Level introduces a simplified version of both HorseSense and Horsemanship concepts. Rainbow Level riders ride on the leadline, or with a “Ground Buddy” walking close by, to ensure their safety and control. They may require help with tasks such as leading and grooming, as well as the simple reading and writing required to complete the Level.