Module Identifier RD28410  
Module Title EQUITATION  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Dr John H Harries  
Semester Semester 2  
Pre-Requisite BHS Stage III Riding or agreed equivalent competitive work experience ascertained by a test ride.  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam3 Hours Practical examination and seminar Outcomes Assessed: 2, 3.  70%
Semester Assessment Performance assignment Outcomes Assessed: 1  30%
Supplementary Assessment Candidates must re-take the element(s) of assessment that led to failing the module  100%

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Outcome 1

Choose a horse for a particular aspect of work e.g dressage, show jumping.

Performance criteria:
a. The relevant aspects of conformation are related to performance capability.
b. The breed and type of the horse are considered with relation to work.
c. The age, sex, size, and temperament are considered.

Skeletal conformation, muscle development, lameness assessments, paces.
Cross breeds, pure breds.
Young, old horses, mares, gelding, stallions.

Outcome 2
Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of one aspect of the horse''s training.
Performance criteria:
a. Initial backing of a horse if required.
b. Initial basic schooling is demonstrated.
c. Lateral work is explained.
d. Pole and grid work is explained and demonstrated.
e. Knowledge of competition requirements.
Lungeing, long-reining, back introduction, backing, riding away.
Transitions, use of neck straps, long and low work, introducing roads.
Leg yielding, turn on the forehand, pirouettes, shoulder-in, half-pass.
Distances, gymnastic jumping, course building.

Outcome 3
Demonstrate a knowledge of how the rider can be improved by appropriate teaching and guidance.   
Performance criteria:
a. The rider''s position is explained and demonstrated - jumping and flat.
b. Lungeing the rider is explained.
The classic position, jump position, posture problems.
Control of the horse, safety, excercises, lungeing, knowledge of aids.

Brief description

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

Transferable skills

Managing and developing self   
1.   Manage own roles and responsibilities
2.   Manage own time in achieving objectives
3.   Undertake personal and career development
4.   Transfer skills gained to new and changing situations and contexts

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
13. Deal with a combination of routine and non-routine tasks
14. Identify and solve routine and non-routine problems

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

Reading Lists

Auty, I (1998) The BHS complete manual of stable management Kenilworth Press
Auty, I (2001) BHS manual of equitation
Hartley Edwards, E (1990) Bitting in theory and practice J A Allen
Loriston-Clarke, J (1993) Lungeing and long-reining Kenilworth Press
Rose, E (1992) School exercises for flatwork and jumping Kenilworth Press
Harley-Edwards, E (1990) The saddle in theory and practice J A Allen
Hartley Edwards, E (1990) Training aids in theory and practice J A Allen
Klimke, R (1985) Basic training of the young horse J A Allen
Lorch, J (1997) From foal to full-born David and Charles


This module is at CQFW Level 5