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Certificate course

To recieve certification and coaching in the “Harmony in Motion” program complete the assignments listed below.

 

How to use your assignments

These assignments are designed to help you develop and showcase your horsemanship skills. Once you are a Quantum Savvy student our Instructors use the HIM assignments to help coach you through the HIM program.

As you go through the Harmony in Motion lessons practice the content that you learn and this will give you the information and guidance you need to complete the assignments.

If you are having trouble applying the tasks to your horse either ask us about it on the student support forum or upload a video to QS of the assignment you would like feedback on.

If all is going well, upload your video assignment in and our instructors will check it over and mark it as completed.

Once you have completed all the assignments you will be awarded with the Harmony in Motion certificate of competency.

 

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Online short range

 

This short range assignment is done at a stick’s distance, with the stick resting on the horses back when going forward and with a 22′ rope loosely around the horse’s neck.


Send your horse to the right showing a clear fore ¼ step in that direction. Show a full circle at walk with an open lead hand.

Show 3 walk to trot to walk transitions using just your body language. Repeat to the left.

While on the circle at the walk, show that you can yield your horse laterally from the pocket (with just your hips) off of the circle a few steps. Repeat this at the trot. Show both directions.

Yield to a square even stop.

Time < 3 minutes.


 


Online long range

 

This long range assignment is done by placing the 22′ rope loosely around the horse’s neck and using at least 75% of the rope length. The rope must maintain a feel and give clear direction to the horse.

The stick and string is only to be used for direction and not for phases.

With your horse facing you from the end of the rope, send your horse to the right at the walk, showing a clear fore ¼ step in that direction.

Show 2 transitions from walk to trot and back to walk using just your body language.

Transition to trot and show 4 direction changes using the ‘Fred and Ginger’ move as shown in the HIM course.

Come down to a square halt with your horse facing you at a sticks distance.

Time < 4 minutes.

 


 

Liberty

 

Tools: Stick and string.

This liberty assignment is to be done without a round yard, in a large enough area that the horse has the choice to leave or stay with you. The horse should match your body language throughout the assignment.


At a short range, send your horse to the right at the trot. Show 2 transitions from trot to walk and back to trot, yield to a square stop and then do the same to the left.

Send your horse at the walk on to a long range circle.

Circle your horse over a jump twice at the walk and then show a change of direction (Fred and Ginger) after the jump. Send your horse over the jump twice the other direction.

Change direction and repeat the circles and jumps at the trot each way.

Change direction at the trot and come down to a square halt with the horse facing you.

Time < 5 minutes.

 


 

Ranch Rope

 

Tools: Ranch Rope, Stick and string.

This assignment is done by placing the ranch rope loosely around the horse’s neck.

 

At the walk, drive your horse forward from behind the hip for 2 full circles to the left.

Change direction while going through the centre of the circle and do 2 full laps to the right, then change direction again.

Drive your horse over a jump from behind the hip. Change direction, go back over the jump and do a rebound to a backup for 2 meters and stop.

Time < 4 minutes

 


 

Bareback and Bridless

 

This assignment can be done with or without a bareback pad or string around the horse’s neck and is to be shown in an open riding area.


With your hand on your horse’s wither, show 2 walk – trot – walk transitions on the circle to the left, then change direction and show the same to the right.

Show 2 changes of direction at the trot using a flex to flex change through the centre of the circle. Come down to a rebound backup for 2 meters.

Time < 4 minutes.

 


 

Contact flex to flex

 

Tools: Saddled and bridled

Contact is to show soft feel with vertical flex while holding the reins in just your thumb and index finger.

 

Holding your contact reins between your thumb and index fingers, walk a circle showing

2 changes of direction using flex to flex.

Transition to trot on the circle and show 2 changes of direction using flex to flex.

On the circle show 2 backup to trot rebounds each way.

Ride one circle showing walk, trot, canter to a square halt on the circle. Show both directions.

Time < 3 minutes

 


 

Contact elevation

 

Tools: Saddled and bridled.

 

On a circle and in contact, show a walk on the spot using lift (a little forward movement is acceptable). Walk forward into a fast walk, then back to walk on the spot. Show 2 of these regulations each way.

Repeat at the trot

On a walk circle to the right, show 2 pirouettes and then 2 at the trot. Change directions and do the same to the left.

From the trot, come down to a square halt on the circle.

Time < 3 minutes

 


 

Imagination Assignment

 

Choose at least five (5) elements from the Harmony in Motion programme and showcase them into one unique and flowing task.

Use at least 1 task from each of the Online, Liberty, Bare-back and Contact studies.

Showcase all the principles of safety, respect, communication, release and rapport that you have learnt in the programme to date and be imaginative.

Time < 5 minutes.