Whether you live in an urban or rural area, there are probably horseback riding opportunities available. So find a stable and arrange for your Cub Scouts to earn the Horseback Riding belt loop from the Cub Scout Academics and Sports program.
Horseback Riding Belt Loop Requirements
Complete these three requirements:
- Explain five safety precautions for when you are near a horse.
- With help from an experienced horse handler, demonstrate how to safely mount and ride a horse and then how to safely dismount the horse.
- Go on a supervised horseback ride for at least 20 minutes. Wear an approved helmet (such as one approved for horseback riding by the ASTM, or American Society for Testing and Materials).