Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 1

Course Delivery

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


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Assignment  Outcomes assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4  50%
Semester Exam 1.5 Hours   Outcomes assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4  50%
Supplementary Assessment Candidates must re-take the element(s) of assessment that led to failing the module  100%

Learning Outcomes

On completion of the module students will be able to:

1. Describe the structure of the British equine industry;
2. Identify areas of economic importance within the British equine industry;
3. Describe aspects of international equine industries;
4. Analyse equine industries in relation to equine welfare.


This module will provide students with an introduction to the nature and scope of the equine industry on a world wide scale. The module provides a basic foundation in equine studies which is further developed in a range of other equine related modules.


Equine environmental requirements
Economic input from equine industries to the British economy
Racing worldwide
Horse production worldwide
Transport stress
Competition horses
Horsemeat and mare milk production

Reading List

BETA (1996) The BETA national equestrian survey - summary 1 (General Report) Primo search Chivers, K (1989) History with a future Primo search Clarke C & Wallin D (1992) The International Warmblood Horse Primo search Rossier (1990) Horse breeding in France Primo search Harris, Goodwin and Green (editors) (1999) The role of the horse in Europe Equine Veterinary Journal Supplement 28 Primo search


This module is at CQFW Level 4