Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 2

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Practical 6 x 3 hour practicals/visits
Lecture 2 x 1 hour lectures per week


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment History of Equine Industry Presentation  Outcome assessed: 1  40%
Semester Assessment Poster presentation group project  Outcome assessed: 2  30%
Semester Exam 1.5 Hours   Outcomes assessed: 1, 2  30%
Supplementary Assessment Candidates must re-take the element(s) of assessment that led to failing the module  100%

Learning Outcomes

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

Outcome 1
Investigate the history of the equine industry.

Outcome 2
Develop an awareness of the opportunities within a range of equine enterprises in order to widen horizons and indicate opportunity for future employment.

Brief description

This module will provide the student with an introduction to the nature, scope and significance of the equine industry in Britain. Several visits to a range of equine enterprises will take place.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Communication Students will be required to make an oral presentation on their group poster. Their communication skills will therefore be developed and assessed by this exercise.
Information Technology Students are expected to research their chosen topic on the internet and, as appropriate, use software to manipulate images, word process or present their findings in tabular form.
Problem solving Students will be required to solve a range of problems - gathering information to be used in the poster, and deciding how to present it.
Team work Students are required to contribute to the production of a poster submitted as a group project. They will be expected to learn to work together, take responsibility for their input, and appreciate the input of others.

Reading List

Recommended Text
Holderness-Roddam, J (1997) Showing Kenilworth, Addington Primo search Jones, W E (1988) Equine sports medicine Lea and Febiger Primo search Marshall, B (1994) The art and science of racehorse training Keepdate Primo search
Recommended Consultation
Ivers, T (1994) The fit racehorse 2 Equine Research Inc., USA Primo search

Auty, I (1998) The BHS complete manual of stable management Kenilworth Press Primo search BETA (1999) The BETA National Equestrian Survey Primo search Clarke C and Wallin, D (1992) The international warmblood horse Primo search Rossier (1990) Horse breeding in France Primo search


This module is at CQFW Level 4