Ground School

Unmounted Instruction to Master Horse Management

Horse Management refers to unmounted instruction that teaches the skills necessary to care for a horse.  The ultimate goal of Horse Management is to create a safe, knowledgeable, well-rounded horse person.  It teaches responsibility and independence, and encompasses all aspects of horse care:  health, maintenance, nutrition, and handling, including veterinary knowledge, the nutritional needs of a horse, conditioning schedules, conformation and soundness issues, farm management needs, trailering, and land management.  As part of their certifications, members are also required to keep a Health and Maintenance Record Book for a horse they own or care for.  Additional information about Pony Club horse management can be found here.

In accordance with these objectives, Casanova-Warrenton Pony Club hosts a series of unmounted lessons in January and February called Ground School.  This curriculum is designed to help our members master Horse Management according to the USPC Standards of Proficiency, and prepares members for the Region's Quiz Rally.  

Non-Pony Club members are welcome to attend - RSVP to to let us know you're coming! 

2023 Ground School Schedule:  see calendar

Click Here for recordings of past ground school sessions, and to also find links to learning and other preparation materials.