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Old 07-29-2014, 08:14 AM   #126
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Originally Posted by vaara View Post
Forgot to mention that we got a first look at the 2014 classroom curriculum. The new books are much improved IMHO, though I haven't yet looked at the DVD with the PowerPoint files (no more live action videos apparently).

Is anyone using the new materials yet?
We are using the new books and PP slides for the classroom. From what I was told when they trained us on using the new books. They are going to hold a RCP sometime after the start of the year. All the coaches are required to pass the prep to be able to continue as coaches. I've seen the new range exercises, I like them much better. They've cut out a few, extended the time for a few others. Overall, much better. Haven't seen the riding test yet. I was told by our state program manager, that a number of the current coaches likely won't pass the test. Thought that was interesting.

Was told that the new materials/course being rolled out is called the BRC and the current widely used course is now called BRC 2013. It supposed to help keep it all straight..
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