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MERIT BADGES
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"A"
American Business
American Culture
American Heritage
American Labor
Animal Science
Archaeology
Archery
Architecture
Art
Astronomy
Athletics
Atomic Energy
Auto Mechanics
Aviation

"B"
Backpacking
Basketry
Bird Study
Bugling

"C"
Camping
Canoeing
Chemistry
Cinematography
Citizenship Community*
Citizenship Nation*
Citizenship World*
Climbing
Coin Collecting
Collections
Communications*
Computers
Cooking
Crime Prevention
Cycling*

"D"
Dentistry
Disability Awareness
Dog Care
Drafting

"E"
Electricity
Electronics
Emergency Preparedness**
Energy
Engineering
Entrepreneurship
Environmental Science*

"F"
Family Life*
Farm Mechanics
Fingerprinting
Fire Safety
First Aid*
Fish & Wildlife Mgmt.
Fishing
Fly Fishing
Forestry

"G"
Gardening
Genealogy
Geology
Golf
Graphic Arts

"H"
Hiking
Home Repairs
Horsemanship

"I"
Indian Lore
Insect Studies

"J"
Journalism

"K"

"L"
Landscape Architecture
Law
Leatherwork
Lifesaving**

"M"
Mammal Study
Medicine
Metalwork
Model Design & Building
Motorboating
Music

"N"
Nature

"O"
Oceanography
Orienteering

"P"
Painting
Personal Fitness**
Personal Management*
Pets
Photography
Pioneering
Plant Science
Plumbing
Pottery
Public Health
Public Speaking
Pulp and Paper

"Q"

"R"
Radio
Railroading
Reading
Reptile & Amphibian Study
Rifle Shooting
Rowing

"S"
Safety
Salesmanship
Scholarship
Sculpture
Shotgun Shooting
Skating
Skiing
Small Boat Sailing
Soil & Water Conservation
Space Exploration
Sports**
Stamp Collecting
Surveying
Swimming**

"T"
Textile
Theatre
Traffic Safety
Truck Transportation

"U"

"V"
Veterinary Medicine

"W"
Water Skiing
Weather
Whitewater
Wilderness Survival
Wood Carving
Woodwork

"X"
"Y"
"Z"

 

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Requirements 198
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  1. Name 15 parts of a horse.
  2. Name four leading breeds of horses. Explain what each breed is noted for.
  3. Show how to care for a saddle and bridle. Name the main parts of the saddle and the bridle.
  4. Show how to groom, pick out feet, and care for a horse before and after riding.
  5. Describe the symptoms of colic. Describe four other horse diseases.
  6. Name three main defects of feet and legs. Explain how to detect them.
  7. Describe the right way to feed the horse that you use for this test. Explain why the amount and kind of feed will be changed according to the work and the kind of horse it is.
  8. Show how to lead a horse from a stall, corral, or field and saddle and bridle properly.
  9. On level ground, continuously do the following movements. Do them correctly, at ease, and in harmony with the horse:
    1. Mount.
    2. Walk the horse in a straight line for 60 feet.
    3. Make a half circle of not more than 16 feet in radius.
    4. Trot in a straight line for at least 60 feet.
    5. Make a half circle of not more than 30 feet in radius at trot.
    6. Canter in a circle 30 feet in radius on proper lead.
    7. Change direction. Either reverse at canter and change leads or come down to a walk, reverse, and take up canter on proper lead.
    8. Halt straight.
    9. Back up straight four paces.
    10. Halt and dismount.
  10. Show how to safely approach and remove a horse from a stall in a fire.
 

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