|| RD10910 |
|| EQUINE PERFORMANCE SCIENCE |
|| 2003/2004 |
|| Dr John H Harries |
|| Semester 2 |
|| Sarah Pinnell |
|| RD19340 |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 20 Hours |
|| Practical || 3 Hours |
|| Other || 4 Hours 1 x 4 hour visit/external talk |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||2 Hours Outcomes assessed: 1, 2, 3 ||100%|
|Supplementary Assessment|| Candidates will be required to resit.||100%|
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Understand the physiology of exercise.
a. The structure and function of the cardiovascular system is explained in relation to exercise and training.
b. Muscle physiology is explained in relation to exercise.
c. The structure and function of the skeleton is explained in relation to training.
d. The energetic basis of exercise is explained.
Equine performance sports
Investigate the selection and training of the equine athlete
a. The suitability of various fitness regimes for different horse types are distinguished.
b. An equine fitness programme is devised to meet set performance requirements.
c. Methods for predicting performance potential are identified.
d. Methods of fitness assessment are evaluated.
Equine performance sports.
Recognise how the equine athlete can compete safely under differing conditions.
a. Adaptations to allow the horse to perform under various climatic conditions are described
b. The reasons why horses break down are explained.
c. The welfare of the performance horse is examined.
Equine performance sports
An understanding of exercise physiology and the effects of training is central to the successful management of the performance horse. The development of appropriate fitness regimes with due regard for the adaptive responses required by different activities will go a long way to enabling a fulfilling competitive career with the minimum of injury.
.2 IT and information handling
IT skills, namely catalogue searching ,are developed through pursuing references given to students in lectures.
.4 Writing in an academic context
Students? own writing will be assessed in the unseen examination.
.5 Oral discussion and presentation
Discussion will be encouraged during lecture and practical classes.
.8 Group activity
Practical classes will require working in groups when determining gait patterns.
Frandson RD (1992) Anatomy and Physiology of Farm Animals
Lea & Febiger
Hodgson D R and Rose R J (1994) The athletic horse
W B Saunders & Co
Jones W E (1989) Equine sports medicine
Lea and Febiger
This module is at CQFW Level 4