Gwybodaeth Modiwlau

Module Identifier
Module Title
Equine Industry and Study Tour
Academic Year
Semester 2
Mutually Exclusive
Mutually Exclusive
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Due to Covid-19 students should refer to the module Blackboard pages for assessment details

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Essay / investigational project  (2,000 words)  50%
Semester Exam 1.5 Hours   50%
Supplementary Assessment Candidates must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module.  50%
Supplementary Exam 1.5 Hours   Candidates must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module.  50%

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Describe activities associated with specific aspects of the equine industry.

2. Appreciate the complexity of and interrelationships between various aspects and sectors of the equine industry.

3. Examine vocational activities offered by the equine industry.

Brief description

This module is based around lectures, demonstrations, guest speakers and a study tour where various aspects of the equine industry are examined and compared. The taught lectures and the study tour will cover a range of different commercial organizations and may include, racing training stables, studs and allied enterprises such as racecourses, and sales. Other enterprises examined may include veterinary laboratories, veterinary practices or schools, equine sporting events, non-Thoroughbred breeding and/or training centres, and auction houses.


The module aims will be achieved by covering a variety of areas which may include:

  • Historical development of the use of the domesticated horse
  • Structure of the equine industry
  • Legislation and regulations that impact the equine industry
  • Competitive and sporting aspects of the equine industry
  • Allied industries, such as veterinary, farriery, therapy, dentistry, retail, horse sales
  • Introduction to equine legislation and the role of charities
  • Alternative commercial uses for the horse, meat, agricultural use

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Used in e.g. understanding scale and profitability of the industry.
Communication Both the study tour and written report will develop communication skills.
Improving own Learning and Performance Through interactions with industry representatives: listening and questioning.
Information Technology Not developed in this module, though used in the preparation of the report.
Personal Development and Career planning By giving a wider view of the functions of the industry and the various roles within it.
Problem solving This will form part of coursework set.
Research skills Students will gain research experience prior to and during the tour in addition to the completion of coursework.
Subject Specific Skills An understanding of the functions of the industry requires integration of course materials.
Team work


This module is at CQFW Level 4