Module Identifier RD19020  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Dr John H Harries  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Other staff Sarah Pinnell  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam1.5 Hours Outcomes assessed: 1, 2  30%
Semester Assessment History of Equine Industry Presentation Outcome assessed: 1  40%
Semester Assessment Tour posterAssignment Outcome assessed: 2  30%
Supplementary Assessment Candidates must re-take the element(s) of assessment that led to failing the modules  100%

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
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.

Brief 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 will take place.

Transferable skills

Common Skills assessed:

Managing and developing self   
1.   Manage own roles and responsibilities
2.   Manage own time in achieving objectives

Working with and relating to others
5.   Treat others? values, beliefs and opinions with respect
6.   Relate to and interact effectively with individuals and groups
7.   Work effectively as a team member

8.   Receive and respond to a variety of information
9.   Present information in a variety of visual forms
10. Communicate in writing
11. Participate in oral and non-verbal communication

Managing tasks and solving problems   
12. Use information sources

Applying technology
16. Use a range of technological equipment and systems

Applying design and creativity
18. Use a range of thought processes.

Reading Lists

BETA (1999) The BETA National Equestrian Survey
Auty, I (1998) The BHS complete manual of stable management Kenilworth Press
Rossier (1990) Horse breeding in France
Clarke C and Wallin, D (1992) The international warmblood horse


This module is at CQFW Level 4