Module Identifier RD19020  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Dr Carol A Green  
Semester Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)  
Course delivery Lecture   1 x 1 hour lecture per week, both semesters  
  Practical   6 x 3 hour practicals/visits over two semesters  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment History of Equine Industry Presentation Outcome assessed: 1  40%
Semester Assessment Poster presentation group project Outcome assessed: 2  30%
Semester Exam1.5 Hours Outcomes assessed: 1, 2  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
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. The diverse nature of the equine industry and supporting enterprises is appreciated.
b.   The significance of the equine industry is identified.
c. 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.

Module Skills

Problem_solving Students will be required to solve a range of problems - gathering information to be used in the poster, and deciding how to present it.  
Communication Students will be required to make an oral presentation on their group poster. Their communication skills will therefore be developed and assessed by this exercise.  
Team work Students are required to contribute to the production of a poster submitted as a group project. They will be expected to learn to work together, take responsibility for their input, and appreciate the input of others.  
Information Technology Students are expected to research their chosen topic on the internet and, as appropriate, use software to manipulate images, word process or present their findings in tabular form.  

Reading Lists

** Recommended Text
Holderness-Roddam, J (1997) Showing Kenilworth, Addington
Jones, W E (1988) Equine sports medicine Lea and Febiger
Marshall, B (1994) The art and science of racehorse training Keepdate
** Recommended Consultation
Ivers, T (1994) The fit racehorse 2 Equine Research Inc., USA
Auty, I (1998) The BHS complete manual of stable management Kenilworth Press
BETA (1999) The BETA National Equestrian Survey
Clarke C and Wallin, D (1992) The international warmblood horse
Rossier (1990) Horse breeding in France


This module is at CQFW Level 4