D Level (D-1, D-2, D-3)

A D-1 is a beginning-level horse manager, willing to learn the routine necessary for safe handling of quiet, well trained horses. His or her knowledge will vary widely depending on age, educational level, and experience. A D-2 should be able to demonstrate skills, with assistance if necessary, and should understand the basic reasons for the everyday routines of caring for his or her own mount. A D-3 should be able to demonstrate skills without assistance, and to discuss care of the mount, using common horse terms.

The articles found in the categories below contain appropriate information to assist a Pony Club member’s advancement through the D level certifications. Articles are written in a manner that can be understood by the novice horse person as they begin their quest for knowledge.