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Module 5 was a lengthy module. Training and riding horses is complex and there are many factors to consider including tack, training tools, natural and artificial riding aids, and rider influence. Through this module, you had opportunities to analyze, demonstrate, and reflect on each aspect of riding. You have also practiced ways to visualize positive outcomes and set goals for yourself in riding, which is beneficial for both you and your horse.

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Activity 5.3 – Reflection

Reflect on the following questions:

Why do horse riding skills involve the use and release of pressure as the primary means of communication?

How do both natural and artificial training aids help you communicate effectively with your horse?

Note that this is a graded activity. A grading rubric is provided with the activity.


  1. Open the copy of the Module 5 Activities booklet on your computer.
  2. Scroll down to the “Reflection” activity in the booklet.
  3. Respond to each of the questions provided.
  4. SAVE your work.

Submit Your Work

Upload your completed booklet using the “Upload Assignment” tool at the bottom of this page. (See the Activities video if you need a refresher on how to use the assignment upload tool.) When you are done, proceed to the next item (Module 5 Checklist).

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