Assessments & Tasksheets

Stages Program & Assessment

The Stages & Assessment Program is a system for the student to receive feedback on their horsemanship. The clinics and camps give you the concepts, theories and exercises that will help you get the tasks done in the Stages Program. The tasks in this program are designed to be:

• A diagnostic tool in which you can see where you are at in your horsemanship, and receive help and feedback in key areas.

• A check and balance to make sure you have certain aspects of your horsemanship solid enough to build on as you progress.

• A guide to help you know what maximum stage of clinic or camp you should participate in. We believe there is no minimum stage of clinic. You can never be too good at the lower stages. As a student, your ability to hear and interpret with higher understanding of all that is said will be constantly changing. You will never stop learning.

Assessment Process & Requirements

In order to receive feedback and officially pass Stages 1 to 8, print off the applicable task sheet – download available at the bottom of this page.

  • Have someone videotape you doing the tasks with your horse.
  • Have your gear and everything set up and organized before starting and please do the tasks in order.
  • Please leave the camera on and recording during the taping of each Savvy, Online, Liberty, Freestyle & Finesse.

Emailed Submission

  • Upload your video to YouTube (select PUBLIC or UNLISTED viewing – not private) copy the link and email it to us at Once Glenn has reviewed – he will email you with the results and his comments on a Stage Task Sheet.
  • Turnaround time is 2-3 weeks for emailed submissions.

Mail-in Submissions

  • Submit your video on a USB (we work on Macs – please keep this in mind when submitting). Mail it to us at:
    The Horse Ranch 9404 243 Road, Baldonnel, BC Canada V0C 1C6
  • Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for your assessment sheet with adequate postage if you would like us to mail your results and return your USB. (USB and assessment sheets will not be returned without a correct stamped self-addressed envelope.)

Fees & Payment

  • The cost is $3 per minute plus GST for video submissions.
  • The cost for live assessment is $5 per minute. You can also complete your assessment at a Clinic – time permitting (fees apply).
  • Payment can be made by etransfer, online, or by check.

Please note: Assessments are viewed in the order in which they are received.

The Reward!

More than just bragging rights at the barn! When you successfully complete each stage we will send you a certificate and sticker that makes up the colour of a rainbow down the length of your carrot or horseman’s stick, with the last colour at the end being gold of course!
The knowledge you will have acquired by that point is just that, pure gold. Just peel away the adhesive backing and place the sticker lengthwise with the HR end closest to the stick handle

If you are submitting by email or mail – we’d love it if you’d send us a picture with your certificate and stick in hand to post on Facebook and add to our website – this is OUR reward!

Assessment Sheets