The three educational levels of ASIYP:
The educational Levels are designed to be completed in order. You must start with Level I. When you complete each Level return your test pages and any accompanying materials for grading. You will receive a Certificate of Achievement for each Level that you complete. You may then order the next higher Level.
Level 'I' - Upon enrollment in Level I, you will receive the items listed below. These publications contain valuable information and many interesting facts. You will receive test questions based on the information contained in these publications.
Section I of Equus Ed
Test questions and worksheets
WING COMMANDER SEAL instructions and application
This section of Equus Ed is for new enrollees just starting the ASIYP program. It contain the following chapters:
- IN THE BEGINNING
- THE HISTORY OF HORSEMANSHIP
- BENEFITS OF RIDING
- USES – PAST AND PRESENT
- HORSE BREEDS
- THE HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN SADDLEBRED
- HEALTH AND NUTRITION
- FIRST AID AND VETERINARY NOTES
- SADDLING AND BRIDLING
RIDING MANNERS AND SAFETY HINTS
EXTRA CARE - HORSE & EQUIPMENT
WASHING A TAIL
HORSES IN PHOTOGRAPHY AND ART
"HORSE" IN OTHER LANGUAGES
THE STYLES OF RIDING: DRESSAGE, SADDLE SEAT, STOCK SEAT, HUNT SEAT, SIDE-SADDLE
LEVEL I TEST
Level 'II'- You must have completed Level I to enroll in Level II. This Level will help you learn about the development of the American Saddlebred, riding and training techniques, barn management and how to better understand a horse's behavior to improve your riding and handling skills.
You will receive:
You may enroll in Level II of Equus Ed after you complete Level I. You will receive the Level II Workbook containing chapters on
Instruction sheets and information on earning the MY MY seal for your certificate.
- WOMEN ON HORSEBACK
- HORSE OWNERSHIP
- BUYING A HORSE
- WHAT CAN I DO WITH A HORSE?
- HORSELESS HORSE ACTIVITIES
- EQUINE SHOWMANSHIP
- RIDING PATTERNS AND TESTS
- KNOW YOUR JUMPS
- PROPER SHOW RING ATTIRE
- HORSE SHOW ETIQUETTE
- TEST PAGES
Level 'III' - You must complete Levels I and II before enrolling in Level III. This Level is designed to encourage participation and experience in all aspects of the horse industry.
You will receive:
The Level III Workbook which contains more information to further your knowledge about horses, their care and uses, including chapters on PSYCHOLOGY OF HORSE BEHAVIOR, CONTROLLING PARASITES, SIMPLE GENETICS OF COAT COLOR, EQUINE EYES, DISEASES and VACCINATIONS, EQUINE SKELETAL & MUSCULAR SYSTEM, CONFORMATION FAULTS, CAREERS WITHIN THE HORSE INDUSTRY.
Instruction sheets and information on earning the VALLEY VIEW SUPREME seal for your certificate.
You will receive a Certificate for each Level you complete.
Earn special seals for your certificates by scoring 100% correct on your tests
and by completing additional requirements for Levels I thru III.
Details will be sent with each Level.