Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 2
BHS Stage III Riding or agreed equivalent competitive work experience ascertained by a test ride.

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 1 x 2 hour lecture per week
Practical 1 x 2 hour practical session per week


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Performance assignment  Outcomes Assessed: 1  30%
Semester Exam 3 Hours   Practical examination and seminar  Outcomes Assessed: 2, 3.  70%
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
Choose a horse for a particular aspect of work e.g dressage, show jumping.

Outcome 2
Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of one aspect of the horse's training.

Outcome 3
Demonstrate a knowledge of how the rider can be improved by appropriate teaching and guidance.

Brief description

This module is aimed at developing the student's theoretical knowledge and practical ability of riding and training the horse. STUDENTS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED ON TO THIS MODULE AFTER THEIR RIDING ABILITY HAS BEEN ASSESSED BY THE SCHEME CO-ORDINATOR.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Communication Students will need to communicate their reasons for undertaking a particular course of action in the training of the horse and rider.
Improving own Learning and Performance Developed and assessed through the practical work undertaken to satisfy outcomes 2 and 3.
Problem solving Developed through the assignment. Students will have to make informed decisions on the choice of horse for particular aspects of work.

Reading List

Auty, I (2001) BHS manual of equitation Primo search Auty, I (1998) The BHS complete manual of stable management Kenilworth Press Primo search Harley-Edwards, E (1990) The saddle in theory and practice J A Allen Primo search Hartley Edwards, E (1990) Bitting in theory and practice J A Allen Primo search Hartley Edwards, E (1990) Training aids in theory and practice J A Allen Primo search Klimke, R (1985) Basic training of the young horse J A Allen Primo search Lorch, J (1997) From foal to full-born David and Charles Primo search Loriston-Clarke, J (1993) Lungeing and long-reining Kenilworth Press Primo search Rose, E (1992) School exercises for flatwork and jumping Kenilworth Press Primo search


This module is at CQFW Level 5