- Dr Andrew Hemmings (Principal Lecturer - Royal Agricultural University)
|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||11 x 2 Hour Lectures|
|Practical||11 x 2 Hour Practicals|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Coursework essay 1 (behavior - 2000 words)||20%|
|Semester Assessment||Coursework essay 2 (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%|
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.
3. Demonstrate an ability to ride and train horses.
This module is aimed at developing the student’s theoretical knowledge and practical ability of riding and training 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
|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