LETTERS are awarded at no charge when you successfully complete the following requirements.
- Complete Levels I, II and III of ASIYP.
- Complete six (6) ASIYP Achievement Badges including Horsemanship, Stable Management and Junior Judging.
- Describe how you are involved with horses - what style of riding you do, what you do with it (showing, trail riding, etc.), what form of competition you have participated in, what you plan on doing with your riding in the future and what you feel horses have done for you plus your best experiences with horses.
- Participate in two or more of the following activities: Hippology Contest, Horse Bowl Contest, 4-H Project, ASIYP Activity Contest or ASHA Youth Conference.
- Submit 25 Horse Bowl questions with answers and sources. (See sample below)
- Create a Hippology Station (include sources). (See sample below)
- Exhibit good sportsmanship, helpfulness and a true love of horses. Include one or more letters from your riding instructor, stable owner, show manager or judge, parent or other adult who is familiar with your equine activities.
- Describe how you feel you can continue to promote the American Saddlebred in your area.
- Document your involvement in stable management, public or private. Know how to care for a horse, a stall, etc. Describe other responsibilities you have or have helped with (i.e. trail guide, help with lessons, etc.)
- Write a report on an equine related subject or topic that either interests or disturbs you.
SAMPLE HORSE BOWL QUESTIONS
- Where are two places on a horse that "bars" can be found? In the mouth between the incisors and molars. In the hoof between the sole and frog. Ref: DOH P.14
- In what area of the horse would stringhalt be found? Hind legs Ref: TH2ED P.164
- What is the male parent of a foal called? Sire. Ref: DOH P.67
- What does ASHA stand for? American Saddlebred Horse Association. Ref: ASHA
SAMPLE HIPPOLOGY STATION(Note: Hippology [study of the horse] stations consist of 10 words or statements and 10 or more matching words, pictures or statements.)
|1.A BREED THAT IS PART OF THE ORIGIN OF THE SADDLEBRED.
|2.A STALLION DESIGNATED AS THE FOUNDATION SIRE OF THE AMERICAN SADDLEBRED BREED.
||B. TENNESSEE WALKING HORSE
|3.A FAMOUS BLACK STALLION PRACTICALLY BARRED FROM SHOWING BECAUSE HE WAS CONSIDERED UNBEATABLE.
||C. PASO FINO
|4.THE NATIONAL SADDLE HORSE BREEDER'S ASSOCIATION WAS FORMED IN WHAT YEAR?
|5.ONE OF ONLY TWO HORSES TO WIN THE WORLD'S GRAND CHAMPION 5-GAITED CLASS SIX TIMES.
||E. WING COMMANDER
|6.A BREED THAT EVOLVED FROM THE AMERICAN SADDLEBRED.
||F. REX McDONALD
|7.THE FIRST PRESIDENT OF THE SADDLEBRED BREEDER'S ASSOCIATION WAS...?
|8.THE AMERICAN SADDLEBRED GAINED POPULARITY AS A BREED DURING WHAT TIME PERIOD?
|9.HIS DECISION TO ALLOW THE CONFEDERATE SOLDIERS TO KEEP THEIR ASB HORSES PERHAPS SAVED THE BREED FROM EXTINCTION. WHO WAS HE?
||I. 1776 -1780
|10.A MAN-MADE GAIT UNIQUE TO THE AMERICAN SADDLEBRED.
||J. 1860 - 1865
||K. GENERAL ULYSSES S. GRANT
||L. GENERAL ROBERT E. LEE
||M. GENERAL JOHN B. CASTLEMAN
||Q. RUNNING WALK