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  1. #1
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    Default Equine Canada's riding levels

    I was just reading the thread on the riders levels....One of the posters included a link to Equine Canada rider levels....

    I thought it was well put together and I really liked the different steps in not only riding but horse care and stable management as well.

    How ever I have two questions: ( and I was only at level five! I am finishing it tomorrow! )

    1: What is "the short diagonal"?

    2: In the level 5 it says the rider should know the 5 different rein aids. (2'3") 5?!?! I am tired but I can't name 5!!! Can the rest of you fill me in here?

    I am hoping that my lack of sleep and the crazy amount of heat we have had is the cause for me to scratch my head. I full plan on banging my head on the desk when I read the responses tomorrow and realize that the answers are obvious and I just wasn't thinking.



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    The short diagonal is from E to F or B to K, etc. on this diagram

    As to rein aids... I can think of opening rein, direct rein, indirect rein, neck rein (is that the same as indirect?) and bearing rein which I think is the same as neck rein...

    I never took the tests but I have all the books somewhere... I will try and find them tomorrow!



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    I do believe a pulley rein is another one. Been a long time though.



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    Rein aids: bearing (neck), pully, indirect, direct, opening


    PM me if you run into anymore questions, I've done all the exams.



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    Quote Originally Posted by klmck63 View Post
    The short diagonal is from E to F or B to K, etc. on this diagram

    As to rein aids... I can think of opening rein, direct rein, indirect rein, neck rein (is that the same as indirect?) and bearing rein which I think is the same as neck rein...

    I never took the tests but I have all the books somewhere... I will try and find them tomorrow!
    See I must have had to much heat....I was reading this and thought oh that's an E to F diagonal...then two seconds later I had no idea what it was

    Same with the rein aids. Looked it up and then about smacked my head on the desk...

    i think it is time for bed and thank you COTH for humoring my very exhausted self



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