use this presentation? Good question. Similar commercial training
courses already may be available. Because there is no Forest Service
policy direction on what defensive horsemanship training must cover
or what media to use, this presentation serves as Forest Service
guidance for instructors. The media selected combines text and
video graphics to convey best management practices for transfer
of information. As an instructor or experienced rider, you might
not feel that all the practices covered are exactly how you would
present them—and that's okay! We realize there are differences
in teaching styles. This presentation was designed to be supplemented
with other material that the instructor feels is necessary. The
presentation can also be used as pre-work material, allowing instructors
to tailor their course time to specific needs of the students.
Used as a refresher course, instructors can navigate to and highlight
Since this presentation covers just
the basics of horsemanship, you'll want to expand your knowledge
of safety using
pack and saddlestock with other related or similar material.
For the sake of convenience, we use
the term 'horse' in this presentation to refer to all pack and
saddlestock used by the Forest Service.