Module Information

Module Identifier
RD22010
Module Title
Advanced Horsemastership
Academic Year
2015/2016
Co-ordinator
Semester
Semester 2
External Examiners
  • Dr Helen E Moreton (Senior Lecturer - Royal Agricultural University (RAU))
 
Other Staff

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 11 x 1 Hour Lectures
Practical 11 x 2 Hour Practicals
 

Assessment

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Case study assignment.  60%
Semester Exam 2 Hours   40%
Supplementary Assessment Students must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module.  60%
Supplementary Exam 2 Hours   Students must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module.  40%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Evaluate general management principles and techniques

2. Discuss practical ways to optimize horse health and welfare

3. Evaluate different yard layouts and facilities for horses

4. Outline the legal requirements relating to an equine business

Brief description

This module will provide in-depth study of stable management, building upon the skills learnt in Horsemastership. It will include yard management and organisation.

Content

The aims of the module are:

The module will develop the knowledge that underpins the ability to take responsibility for the organization and management of an equine yard (including competition horses, commercial yards and private enterprise).

It will achieve this by considering the following areas

  • Yard design, yard routines, yard maintenance
  • The horse in sickness and in health, specific injuries in the competition horse
  • Teeth and ageing, conformation, equine behaviour
  • Transporting horses/stress and the care of the competition horse
  • The use of specialist tack.
  • Health and safety at work, risk assessment, legal aspects

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number
Communication Communication through writing and illustrations will be developed assessed through the assignment
Improving own Learning and Performance Detailed feedback will be given on the course work which will allow the student to improve their subsequent work in other modules
Information Technology
Personal Development and Career planning
Problem solving Developed by the assignment. Students are required to draw up a design for an equine yard.
Research skills Students will be expected to demonstrate significant literature research skills in order to complete their course work.
Subject Specific Skills A knowledge and understanding of Horsemastership and management
Team work

Notes

This module is at CQFW Level 5