Horsemanship Badge

Horsemanship Badge

(For scouts aged 7 and older. Troop minimum of 4 scouts.)

Our Horsemanship Badge is earned in a two-hour lesson.  The first hour is focused on learning about the basics of a horse’s body parts, learning each piece of tack used in horseback riding and explaining its usage, learning how to tack, and how to saddle a horse. 

Scouts will also learn about a horse’s daily routine, First Aid, and how to properly care for a horse which includes showing the Scouts how to properly “muck” a horse or pony pen and stall and discussing their basic nutritional needs.

The second hour consists of each Scout being assigned to a horse.  The Scouts learn to mount their horse, how to steer, stop, balance, and then un-tack their horses. 

This lesson will equip the Scouts with a complete basic introduction to horsemanship and the horse world.

The cost to earn this 2-hour horsemanship badge is $40 per rider. Minimum age is 7 and minimum group size is 4 scouts. Larger groups of 10 or more scouts will be divided into 2 groups to rotate through the stations. Extra-large groups may need to be divided between multiple visits.

Cancellation & Payment

  • Payment is due in full to make a reservation or book a service. Payment can be made over the phone, online, via an emailed document, or through a text link. Email us to confirm availability and we will get you booked!
  • Once a service is booked, payment is non-refundable but is transferable if the client gives RREC 72 hours’ notice in writing prior to the appointment time. If a client cancels within 72 hours, the service cannot be transferred to another day or time and the client will be charged in full.
  • Inclement weather – If there is a 70% chance or better of rain, lightning, thunder, snow, or hail at the time of the appt., then the client or RREC may reschedule. The customer may contact RREC or will be contacted by RREC approximately 2 days prior to the appt. and has the following options:
    • Reschedule to the next best available day.
    • Retain payment as credit towards services (trails, lessons, equine party)
    • If it is confirmed that the client is from out of town, a refund will be issued if RREC cancels the appt.
  • If services are rescheduled by River Ranch, clients retain credit for paid appointments.

*Discounted rates are offered to those meeting the low-income or at-risk requirements. Email the office for more information.