Module Identifier RD19020  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Miss Melissa Mason  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Assessment Presentation   History of Equine Industry   40%  
  Assignment   Tour poster Outcomes assessed: 2   30%  
  Exam   1.5 Hours Outcomes assessed: 1, 2   30%  

Module 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 and a study tour to Newmarket are included.


Outcome 1
Investigate the history of the equine industry.
Performance criteria:
a. The historical development of today's horse is investigated and related to its position within society.
b. An appreciation of the historical development of the equine industry and supporting trades is demonstrated.
c. The origins and development of the main breeds of horse are summarised.
Cold blooded, hot blooded and warm blooded
Global, national, regional

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.
Performance criteria:
a. A variety of equine enterprises are visited.
b. The diverse nature of the equine industry and supporting enterprises is appreciated.
c.   The significance of the equine industry is identified.
d. The range and significance of supporting enterprises and trades are described.
Competition, racing, leisure, breeding education.
Sales, welfare, supporting trades and enterprises.