Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 2
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 Coursework essay  (behavior - 2000 words)  20%
Semester Assessment Coursework essay  (performance horse - 2000 words)  20%
Semester Exam 3 Hours   60%
Supplementary Exam 3 Hours   Students must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module.  60%
Supplementary Assessment 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. Select a horse for a particular aspect of work e.g. dressage, show jumping or eventing.

2. Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the principles of riding and training horses (on the flat and over fences).

3. Demonstrate an ability to ride and train horses (on the flat and over fences).

Brief description

This module is aimed at developing the student’s theoretical knowledge and practical ability of riding and training the horse.


To develop the students’ ability to ride with a balanced, correct and supple seat at all gaits and when jumping. Knowledge of the use of school work in developing the mental, muscular and gymnastic ability of the horse.

It will achieve this by considering areas such as:
• Riding horses forward in good form through transitions. Lengthening and shortening of strides at all gaits as long with lateral work.
• The scales of training
• Theory and practical lunging, long reining.
• Theory and practical experience of different training methods

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number Not a significant component of this module.
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 Detailed feedback will be given on the course work which will allow students to improve their subsequent work in other modules. Feedback is constantly given during ridden practicals and via the horses way of going.
Information Technology Generating coursework.
Personal Development and Career planning Students may have some choice in the area which they concentrate on in their assignment, as such this will allow them to begin to specialize in areas of specific interest linked to their future career plans.
Problem solving Developed through the assignment. Students will have to make informed decisions on the choice of horse for particular aspects of work.
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 Equitation, behavior and training techniques.
Team work Not a significant component of this module .


This module is at CQFW Level 5