Module Identifier RS12610  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Dr John H Harries  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Sarah Pinnell  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam1.5 Hours Outcomes assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4  50%
Semester Assessment Assignment Outcomes assessed: 1, 2, 3, 4  50%
Supplementary Assessment Candidates must re-take the element(s) of assessment that led to failing the module  100%

Learning outcomes

On completion of the module students will be able to:

1. Describe the structure of the British equine industry;
2. Identify areas of economic importance within the British equine industry;
3. Describe aspects of international equine industries;
4. Analyse equine industries in relation to equine welfare.   


This module will provide students with an introduction to the nature and scope of the equine industry on a world wide scale. The module provides a basic foundation in equine studies which is further developed in a range of other equine related modules.


Equine environmental requirements
Economic input from equine industries to the British economy
Racing worldwide
Horse production worldwide
Transport stress
Competition horses
Horsemeat and mare milk production   

Transferable skills

.1 Independent project work
   This will be addressd through the coursework assessment.

.2 IT and information handling
   Word processing and internet usage as part of coursework assessment.

.4 Writing in an academic context

.5 Oral discussion and presentation
   Tutorial will be held to encourage group discussion at this level.

.6 Module will give perspectives on the equine industry and the potential for careers in different areas.

.7 Self-management
   Submission deadlines for coursework assignment.

.8 Group activity
   Tutorials will be held to encourage group discussion at this level.

Reading Lists

Rossier (1990) Horse breeding in France
Clarke C & Wallin D (1992) The International Warmblood Horse
BETA (1996) The BETA national equestrian survey - summary 1 (General Report)
Chivers, K (1989) History with a future

Harris, Goodwin and Green (editors) (1999) The role of the horse in Europe Equine Veterinary Journal Supplement 28


This module is at CQFW Level 4