Check it Out
Help students bring concepts to life by evaluating saddle fit with their horse and tack. Include this as a follow up activity to a group trail ride or practice. Have them find evidence of poor or proper fit by looking at sweat patterns on their horse. Discuss potential changes to make to help improve fit for future rides.
Bits & Pieces
Learning tack identification can be daunting but also rewarding. Collect multiple pieces of tack from different disciplines if possible. Tack can be dissembled for the more advanced group. Make labels out of card stock that has the name of the different pieces. Have the students work together to properly label all of the tack. You can have them assemble bridles, harnesses, etc. before labeling or label the individual parts.