|Module Title||HORSEMASTERSHIP 1|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Carol A Green|
|Semester||Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)|
|Other staff||Mrs Iola J James Morris|
|Course delivery||Lecture||1 x 1 hour lecture per week, both semesters|
|Lecture||5 x 2 hour lectures/demonstrations per week, both semesters|
|Practical||2 x 3 hour practicals per week, both semesters|
Demonstrate competence in stable care, feeding and watering.
a. The correct methods of handling horses are demonstrated.
b. A high standard of mucking out different types of bedding, bedding down, setting fair, is demonstrated and the use of different types of bedding, deep litter and maintenance of a muck heap is appreciated.
c. Correct turning out of a horse is demonstrated.
d. The basic daily management of the horse at grass is appreciated.
e. The basic practical principles of feeding and watering are discussed.
f. The bandaging of horses is demonstrated.
Handling for shoeing and vet examination, cast horses.
Strapping, quartering, washing, trimming, plaiting. Intensive, extensive systems.
Compound feeds, straight feeds, grass and conserved feedstuffs.
Stable, travel, exercise bandages.
Mucking out, bedding down, general yard duties.
Identify symptoms of ill-health, treat minor ailments and recognize the need for professional assistance.
a. The signs of good health are recognised and the importance of early diagnosis is appreciated.
b. Primary treatment of injury is demonstrated in the form of poulticing, cold water treatment, control of bleeding.
Main body functions, lameness.
Contagious, notifiable and hereditary diseases.
Poulticing: knee and hock bandages.
Demonstrate competence in fitting items of saddlery and tack, and in lungeing and describe the uses and application of items of equipment.
a. All major items of tack are named and their uses discussed
b. Items of tack are fitted correctly.
c. The principles of bitting are discussed.
d. Rugging up is demonstrated and the different types of rugs, their use and care is appreciated.
e. The use of common gadgets is appreciated.
f. The layout of a tack and rug room are discussed.
Saddle, bridle, double bridle, lunge equipment.
Families of bits
Day rugs, stable rugs, turnout rugs.
To demonstrate competence in practical skills relating to the Equine (either (a) riding or (b) basic saddlery/harness making skills) ? to achieve the standard of either BHS Stage I or Stage II
Performance criteria (a) - riding
a. Satisfy the requirements of BHS Stage I, by (i) leading a saddled and bridled horse in hand, from either side; (ii) checking saddlery for its fitting and soundness; (iii) mounting and dismounting from the ground, from a leg-up and from a mounting block and assisting other riders to mount; (iv) taking up and adjusting stirrups and reins, checking and tightening girths; (v) maintaining a correct position at the three gaits of walk, trot and canter with the stirrups at a suitable length for various types of work (vi) riding without stirrups at walk and trot, using the natural aids to ride forward on straight lines, through turns and large circles, to halt and stand; (vii) trotting on named diagonals, changing diagonals and understanding the reasons for so doing; (viii) recognising an incorrect leading leg in canter and trotting, to enable a correct lead to be established.
b. Satisfy the requirements of BHS Stage II, by (i) demonstrating the ability to maintain a correct balanced seat independent of the reins, at walk, trot (sitting and rising) and canter; (ii) riding without stirrups at walk, trot and canter; (iii) cantering on a named leg; (iv) riding with reins in one hand at walk and trot; (v) riding correct school figures at walk, trot and canter; (vi) jumping fences up to 0.76m (2'r?) at trot and canter; (vii) riding over undulating ground/up and downhill; (viii) opening, holding and shutting gates alone and in company, ensuring secure fastening; (ix) demonstrate an understanding of how the horse should move in a good form under the rider; (x) knowing the rules for riding in company, both in the riding school/manege and outside.
BHS Stages I and/or II
Performance criteria (b) ? basic harness-making and saddlery
a. Knowledge of the structure, function and division of hides is demonstrated.
b. The correct preparation of leather for various procedures is demonstrated.
c. Ability to use various hand tools for cutting and stitching leather is demonstrated
d. `Stitching in? of keepers, buckles and billets is demonstrated
e. Knowledge of safety techniques is applied.
Hides; bridle butts, harness back, shoulders, panel hides
Good and bad leather
Preparation for cutting, edging, staining, polishing, creasing, marking out
Stitching claws, double hand and basic stitching
Tools: needles, threads, sharpening, care and adjustment
Stitching: fixed keepers, running keepers, buckles, billets.
Describe shoeing requirements and discuss the role of the farrier in normal and remedial shoeing.
a. Normal shoeing requirements are discussed
b. The uses of remedial shoes are appreciated
c. Adjuncts to shoeing are discussed
d. The requirements of the unshod horse are discussed
Hunter shoes, wide-web shoe, rocker bar shoe, egg-bar shoe, heart-bar shoe, corn shoe.
Ponies, young stock, breeding stock, working, resting.
Methods of shoeing.
|Problem_solving||Students will be presented with a variety of tasks, some routine and others non-routine. They are expected to evaluate situations and deal with problems that may arise on a day-to-day basis.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Students will be expected to apply the knowledge gained from other first year modules to the basic vocational skills taught in this module.|
|Team work||Students are required to work in teams to complete stable rota and other tasks. They will have to learn to work with and make allowances for differing levels of competence, and are expected to accept responsibility for their own input, whilst recognising the value of the input of others.|
This module is at CQFW Level 4