|| RD19020 |
|| EQUINE INDUSTRY |
|| 2007/2008 |
|| Dr Carol A Green |
|| Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters) |
| Course delivery
|| Practical || 6 x 3 hour practicals/visits over two semesters |
|| Lecture || 1 x 1 hour lecture per week, both semesters |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment|| Poster presentation group project Outcome assessed: 2 ||30%|
|Semester Exam||1.5 Hours Outcomes assessed: 1, 2 ||30%|
|Semester Assessment|| History of Equine Industry Presentation Outcome assessed: 1 ||40%|
|Supplementary Assessment|| Candidates must re-take the element(s) of assessment that led to failing the module ||100%|
On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
Investigate the history of the equine industry.
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
Develop an awareness of the opportunities within a range of equine enterprises in order to widen horizons and indicate opportunity for future employment.
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.
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.
|| Students will be required to solve a range of problems - gathering information to be used in the poster, and deciding how to present it. |
|| 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. |
|| 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. |
|| 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. |
** Recommended Text
Holderness-Roddam, J (1997) Showing
Jones, W E (1988) Equine sports medicine
Lea and Febiger
Marshall, B (1994) The art and science of racehorse training
** Recommended Consultation
Ivers, T (1994) The fit racehorse 2
Equine Research Inc., USA
Auty, I (1998) The BHS complete manual of stable management
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